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Dating the Crucifixion

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The date of the Crucifixion has been debated for many years, but there has been no agreement on the year nor the day. Astronomical calculations have now been used to reconstruct the Jewish calendar in the first century AD and to date a lunar eclipse that biblical and other references suggest followed the Crucifixion. The evidence points to Friday 3 April AD 33 as the date when Jesus Christ died.

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Humphreys, C., Waddington, W. Dating the Crucifixion. Nature 306, 743–746 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1038/306743a0

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