1. When the wicked people came into the place near Jerusalem which is called Golgotha, what did they do with Jesus?
“And they crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots,” Matthew 27:35.
2. Between what hours of the day was Christ hanging on the stake, before He died?
“Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour,” Matthew 27:45.
3. What time of the day did Christ die?
“And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice . . . . Jesus when He had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost,” verses 46, 50.
4. At what time of day was the ninth hour?
The ninth hour was at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. See note at end of this section.
5. What was the next event of importance at this time?
“And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent,” verse 51.
6. What happened later in the day?
“When the even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple. He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered,” verses 57, 58.
7. What did Joseph do with the body?
“And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed,” verses 59, 60.
8. What is the Biblical law regarding crucifixions?
“And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: his body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day,” Deuteronomy 21:22, 23.
NOTE: See the word “Day” in the concordance of your Bibles, and it will be learned that from sundown to sundown was the civil day, or the whole day of twenty-four hours, as we have it now.
Then the day was divided into the dark part, and the light part. The dark portion was divided into watches, viz. first, second, third and fourth. And the day was divided into hours, viz. third, sixth, ninth and twelfth. The third was from six o’clock in the morning until nine in the morning, or the first three hours of the light part of the day; sixth hour was until 12 o’clock noon; ninth hour was from twelve until 3 o’clock in the afternoon (this was the time the Bible says Christ died), and the twelfth hour was from three until 6 o’clock in the evening.