Jesus' Death And Resurrection: The Details And Time Line (Part One).

 By:  Bill and Teddy Rogers


Before Jesus died, He told His disciples the following:

  • One of the disciples would betray Him;
  • Peter would deny knowing Him three times;
  • The Jewish Council would condemn Him to death;
  • He would die and be in the tomb for three days and three nights;
  • On the third day, He would rise again.


  • Judas Iscariot betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver (See Matthew 26:14);
  • Before the rooster crowed, Peter denied knowing Jesus three times (See Matthew 26:69-75);
  • The Sanhedrin had Him arrested and illegally convicted Him of blasphemy (See Matthew 26:1-2, 26:57-67);
  • The High Priest went to Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Judea, and sought the death penalty (See Matthew 27:1-2);
  • Pontius Pilate granted their request, had Jesus brutally flogged, and handed Him over to be crucified (See Matthew 27:11-26);
  • Roman soldiers crucified Jesus and nailed Him to the cross (See Matthew 27:27-44);
  • At 3:00pm, Jesus cried out in a loud voice and died (See Matthew 27:45-50);
  • Jesus was taken down from the cross and buried in a borrowed tomb (See Matthew 27:57- 61);
  • Jesus' tomb was sealed and Romans soldiers posted to guard it (See Matthew 27:62-66);
  • On the third day, Jesus rose from the dead (See Matthew 28:1-10);
  • The Roman soldiers took a very large bribe to keep all this quiet (See Matthew 28:11-15).


On Wednesday morning at 9:00am, not on Friday as currently observed, Jesus was crucified and nailed to the cross. Six hours later at 3:00pm, Jesus took His last breath and died. Because the special High Sabbath would begin at sunset on Wednesday and run through sunset on Thursday (This was not the weekly Sabbath but a special High Sabbath), Jewish Law required that Jesus be buried before sunset on Wednesday.


Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, secret believers of Jesus who were members of the Sanhedrin (the Jewish ruling council), went to Pontius Pilate and asked for Jesus' body. Pontius Pilate granted their request.

Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus took Jesus' body down from the cross, covered Him, and placed His body in a nearby tomb owned and donated by Joseph of Arimathea.

To Be Continued – Don't Miss “The Mummification Process And The Rest Of The Story” In Part Two.