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It's not a definitive or black and white issue, but I've held to the Thursday view of the crucifixion for quite awhile. The special sabbath referred to (John 19:31) that year is very possibly sundown Thursday to sundown Friday, thus Jesus had to be buried shortly before Thursday evening. This view makes the most sense to me with the buried for three days verses as well. (Mark 8:31, etc.) Again we do not know for sure which day of the week. It is more important that we realize what happened (Jesus' death to pay for our sins) rather than when...
According with the Bible, Jesus was crucified on a Friday, Luke 23: 54-56 makes very clear: "It was Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was about to begin. The women who had come with Jesus from Galilee followed Joseph and saw the tomb and how his body was laid in it. Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment." The Bible Sabbath is from Friday sundown to Saturday sundown and the Preparation day the day before the Sabbath when God's people supposed to prepare for the Sabbath (prepare food, clean their homes, take baths, etc)
Genesis 1:5 And God called the light Day and the darkness he called Night. And the Evening and the Morning were the first day. When God called a day from evening to morning the first day then, as Jesus said in Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whales belly so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. Jesus was crucified on Thursday evening and as the scriptures says 1) That the Thursday Evening and the Friday Morning were the first day (Gen 1:5) and then 2) The second day would be Friday evening to Saturday morning and then 3) The third day would be Saturday evening to Sunday morning in which Jesus spent three full Day and Night in the tomb and then on Sunday morning he was no more in the tomb he had already risen from the dead. The preparation for Sabbath started the next day that followed the day of preparation (Mat:27:62) which was the morning of Friday as the evening of Friday would be the beginning of the Sabbath.
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