Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

Vol. 1, No. 3 Page 6 March 1999

Gospel Gazette, Bible Articles

A Chronological Outline
Of The Crucifixion

By Allen Webster

There were ten major events the night that Jesus died. It is very enlightening to piece the four accounts together for no one record includes all the events. Please take the time in your personal devotions to look up these Scriptures and mediate on what Jeus did for you and me.

1. Last Supper (Matthew 26:17-29).

Disciples had an argument (Luke 22:24).

2. Mt. of Olives (Matthew 26:30-35).

Predicted denial.

3. Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:31-46; Luke 22:39-46).

Prayed on face (26:39)

4. Betrayal & Arrest (Matthew 26:47-56; John 18:1-14).

Bound (John 18:12).

5. Jewish Trials (Matthew 26:57-75).

First to Annas (John 18:13). Next to Caiphas (John 18:24).

Taunted, spit upon, buffeted, slapped (margin: hit with rods) (Matthew 26:67-68).

Struck (perhaps in mouth) (John 18:22). Servants join in (Mark 14:65).

Kept up all night (Matthew 27:1) (no food or drink since last supper)

Convicted of blasphemy (punishable by death)

6. Roman Trials (Matthew 27:1-26).

Jews changed charge to revolt (Luke 28:2).

Judas tried to stop (Matthew 27:3-10--hypocrisy of Jews, 27:6; John 18:28!).

Pilate tried to stop by releasing Barabbas [Matthew 27:16; guilty of insurrection/sedition (Mark 15:7; Luke 23:18), robbery (John 18:40), murder (Mark 15:7)].

Pilate's wife tried to stop (Matthew 27:19).

Denied by Peter (Matthew 26:69-75; looked at him, Luke 22:61).

Herod (Luke 23:6-12). Mocked.

Pilate (Luke 23:22-23). Washed hands (Matthew 27:24).

7. Scourged (Matthew 27:26; John 19:1).

Stripped (It was cold, John 18:18).

Beaten. Reclothed (Matthew 27:28).

8. Soldiers at Praetorium (Matthew 27:27-31).

Stripped (re-open wounds?), clothed in purple robe, crown of thorns, hit with reed on hiead, spit upon, smote with hands.

Pilate presented Him to the people ("Behold the man!" John 19:5). Stripped again and redressed (Matthew 27:31).

9. Parade (Matthew 27:32-34; Luke 23:26-32).

Simon summoned to bear cross after Jesus (Luke 23:36).

Refuesed to drink vinegar and gall (Matthew 27:34; wine and myrrh, Mark 15:24).

10. Crucifixion (Matthew 27:35-56).

Chronology: started at the third hour (9:00 a.m.) (Mark 15:25); got dark at sixth hour (12:00) (Mark 15:33); died at the ninth hour (3:00 p.m.).

Prayed for soldiers (Luke 23:34).

Watched Him (soldiers, Matthew 27:36; people, Luke 23:35).

Reviled Him (Matthew 27:39-40; "railed," Mark 15:29).

Mocked Him (Matthew 27:41-44; cf. Mark 15:32).

Thirst (John 20:28).

Forsaken by Father (Matthew 27:46).

Died (Matthew 27:50).

"Thanks be unto God for his
unspeakable gift" (2 Corinthians 9:15).

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