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Jewish Hours of Prayer and Jesus Crucified

May 25, 2017

The regular Jewish hours of prayer were three in number – morning, noon, evening.(12 hours) –Dan 6:10;Ps 55:17

Jesus fulfills the daily offering – one lamb offered for the morning sacrifice and one offered for the evening sacrifice.

Numbers 28:3-8 … You shall say to them, ‘This is the offering by fire which you shall offer to the Lord: two male lambs one year old without defect as a continual burnt offering every day. 4 You shall offer the one lamb in the morning and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight; 5 also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil. 6 It is a continual burnt offering which was ordained in Mount Sinai as a soothing aroma, an offering by fire to the Lord. 7 Then the drink offering with it shall be a fourth of a hin for each lamb, in the holy place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to the Lord. 8 The other lamb you shall offer at twilight; as the grain offering of the morning and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering by fire, a soothing aroma to the Lord.
*twilight = between the two evenings(9th hour)

Jesus fulfills the Passover sacrifice. –1 Cor 5:7-8;1Pe 1:18-19
Jesus died on the fourteenth day of the first month—at the ninth hour.
Mt 27:45-50; Mk 15:33-37; Lk 23:44-46

Exodus 12:5-6The Passover Lamb … 5 Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
*twilight = between the two evenings(9th hour)

The Lord’s Supper is linked with preparation of the Passover Lamb. The Last Supper => the “New Covenant” made (Jer 31:31). The lamb abolished, bread and wine substituted.Mt 26:20-29;Mk 14:17-25;Lk 22:14-23

Jewish Hours of Prayer and Jesus Crucified
3rd Hour 9am
sunrise & noon
Acts 2:15
Jesus lifted up on the cross
Mk 15:25
6th Hour Noon
(main meal)
Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35
From 6th-9th hour darkness
Mt 27:45;Mk 15:33;Lk 23:44
9th Hour 3pm
noon & sunset
Acts 3:1, 10:30
Jesus yields up His Spirit
Mt 27:46;Mk 15:34;Lk 23:44-49
The Last Supper
Mt 26:20-29;Mk 14:17-25;Lk 22:14-23
Passover Lamb
Ex 12:5-6


From NetBible: Hours Of Prayer

The regular hours of prayer were three in number, as we may infer from Ps 55:17;Dan 6:10. The first coincided with the morning sacrifice, at the 3rd hour of the morning, at 9 AM therefore (Acts 2:15). The second was at the 6th hour, or at noon, and may have coincided with the thanksgiving for the chief meal of the day, a religious custom apparently universally observed (Mt 15:36; Acts 27:35). The 3rd hour of prayer coincided with the evening sacrifice, at the ninth hour (Acts 3:1, 10:30).

The Chronology of the Crucifixion
Jesus Fulfills Passover