Biblical view of Jesus final week

Written by Born Again Christians on 18 March 2018

Biblical view of Jesus final week

With many Christians and churches following a traditional view or way of Passion or Holy week beginning on Palm Sunday through to Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day. The days in-between are called Holy Monday, Holy Tuesday, Spy Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday.

The term Passion week describes the week of Jesus before he bore and paid the price for our sins on the cross and then was resurrected, the tomb was empty.

It is interesting most of the days and terms used in the Passion week aren't in the Bible and don't marry up with the chronological time frame of Jesus body being three days and nights in the tomb. I believe from the Bible timeframe that Jesus was crucified on the Wednesday.

Jesus also said in Matthew 12:40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.



  • FRIDAY: - At Bethany six days before the Passover. John 12:1-8

v.2 Less than a week before Jesus crucifixion, Jesus attends a supper in his honour at the home of Simon the Leper. Matthew 26:6; Mark 14:3 

v.3 Mary must sense that Jesus is in trouble, as He knew that He would be crucified soon. Anointing him with Spikenard was her expression of Love.



  • SATURDAY: - Triumphal entry into Jerusalem on the young donkey (polos) colt (from Bethany, a Sabbath day journey.) Matthew 21:5; Mark 11:7, 11; Luke 19:28.

 Prophesied back in Zechariah 9:9


  • SUNDAY: - The fig tree is cursed Matthew 21:18; Mark 11:12. Notice two separate visits! Mark 11:11 Jesus entered the temple in the same day of the triumphal entry.

Why did Jesus curse the fig tree

  • MONDAY: - Conspirators council Matthew 26:2; Mark 11:20; 14:1.
  • TUESDAY: - Last supper (after 6.00pm) Passover (between the evenings) Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:7, 12; Luke 22:7.
  • WEDNESDAY: - CRUCIFIXION John19:14, 31, 42; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:17, 54.
  • THURSDAY: - Beginning of the feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:4-8 Last 7 days; first and last days are high Sabbaths.)

Matthew 27:62; Leviticus 23:6-7 (Jewish year includes seven high Sabbaths, in addition to the Saturday Sabbaths)

  • FRIDAY: - Women prepare spices.
  • SATUARDAY:- “And rested” Luke 23:56; “after the Sabbaths” Matthew 28:1 (This is a plural in the Greek) i.e. after 6.00pm
  • SUNDAY: - He is risen! Our New Beginning. Matthew 28:11; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:1; John 20:1 Dawn on the Lords Day…

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