The ancient Hebrews used a lunar calendar, this means that the 1st of the month was during the New Moon phase and that would make the 15th of the month the Full Moon phase. It was fun to connect the days of Holy Week with the lunar calendar; it just shows the orderliness of our God.
|Day of our week||Day of the lunar calendar||Passover||Holy Week events|
|Sunday||10th||Choosing and prepping the lamb||The ride into Jerusalem, people prepared the way|
|Monday||11th||Jesus cursed the fig tree and cleared the Temple courts,|
|Tuesday||12th||Explained the dead tree and taught the people|
|Wednesday||13th||He was prepared for his burial at the dinner|
|Thursday||14th||Lamb is slaughtered and prepared at twilight||Room prepared, Passover observed, prayed in the Garden|
|Friday||15th||Burned any leftover lamb||Trials and crucifixion|
|Saturday||16th||Jesus preaching to the spirits in Hell|
|Sunday||17th||He rose and showed himself to select people|
The first Passover, when the Lord kept watch to bring the People out, they started for Succoth. The starting point was Rameses; the distance is about 30 miles so that was a long walk on very short notice. Pharaoh actually ordered them to leave. The celebration observes seven days of bread with no yeast because that is what happened on the first Passover.
I have been writing for several years on numbers in the Bible.
- Thirteen was about how new things started in association with that number.
- Fourteen actually started events.
- Fifteen is linked with cleaning things up to celebrate.
- Sixteen was that God kept His eye on things
I found the connections between those studies and the days of the month for Holy Week interesting.