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The Risen Christ's Observance Of Unleavened Bread
According to the Holy Bible, The Messiah was crucified on what is known today as "Wednesday." He died a little after 3:00 pm that day, and was placed in the tomb just before sunset as the annual Sabbath, Biblically known as the First Day of Passover and/or the First Day of Unleavened Bread, was about to begin. The "Good Friday" myth began because people, who ignored what the Holy Scriptures actually say, erroneously assumed that the Sabbath that was about to begin on the day of Christ's crucifixion was the weekly Sabbath (see the Fact Finder question below for a detailed chronology of that week of Passover).
The Christ remained in His tomb for three days and three nights, exactly 72 hours, as required by prophecy (see The By-The-Book Messiah), before being resurrected just before sunset on the weekly Sabbath - the reason that the tomb was found already empty before sunrise the next morning on the Roman "sun day."
"24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 24:3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
"The Lord is risen indeed ... He took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them"
On that same first day of the week (the Tomb was discovered empty on the first day of the week; the resurrection occurred on the previous afternoon just before sunset, on the seventh day of the week - see the Fact Finder question below for rock-solid Biblical proof of that reality), which was the fourth day of Unleavened Bread that year (i.e. the Christ was in the tomb during the entire first, second and third days of Unleavened Bread), the risen Messiah made a number of appearances to His followers, including this one:
"24:13 And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. 24:14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 24:15 And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 24:16 But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
The resurrected Son of God then went in with them and ate a meal of unleavened bread - the only kind of bread eaten during the Days of Unleavened Bread (see The Unleavened Days Of Passover).
"24:28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. 24:29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
Fact Finder: What happened during each of the days of the week during which the Christ was crucified and rose from the dead?