“and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:  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.”[1]


From the well spelt out words of Jesus Christ: 3 days 3 nights = 72 hours

The current practice whereby the Christendom observes the death of Jesus on a Friday popularly called the Good Friday and celebrates the resurrection on Sunday that immediately follows it (Easter Sunday) is known as “inclusive counting” of the day.” The theory assumes that a fraction of the starting day can be regarded as representing the first day of counting instead of counting the first day when the event has clocked 24 hours later. Thus, from the now popular annual memorial events, the Christian messiah can be deemed to have been in the grave for the following duration:

Good Friday --------------------------------- 6 hours to midnight

Saturday (Sabbath) --------------------------24 hours

Easter Sunday morning resurrection------ 6 hours from midnigh

Total ------------------------------------------36 hours

From the general practice, Jesus Christ spent 36 hours in the grave and this is believed to have satisfied a prophecy that clearly stipulates a period of 72 hours!

In order to have an understanding of the event in question, it is important for one to get acquainted with the Jewish custom.

The Passover is an annual event carried out to commemorate the miraculous release of the Israelites from the Egyptian slavery[2]. This event takes place on the fourteenth day of the Jewish month of Nisan, the first lunar month in the year[3]. Typically, the Jewish day is counted from one sunset to another sunset. Therefore, the Passover meal is usually eaten in the even(ing)[4]. The day that follows the Passover day, that is, Nisan 15th is the beginning of the feast of the unleavened bread[5]. For seven days, the entire nation must not eat bread with yeast[6]. The 15th, as well as the 21st days, are Passover feasts when only light or no work was ever to be done[7]. Under the Law of Moses, the violator of this event shall be “cut off”[8] – excommunication or death? 


A careful scrutiny of the New Testament shows that the word “preparation” was used six times (KJV) in the narration of the trial, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. From the various usages, “the preparation day” or “the day of preparation” usually precedes the Sabbath or in the case of the unique event of that year, the Passover. Hence:

1# preparation: Matthew 27:62 – Matthew says, “Now the next day” - this conversation with Pilate took place after Jesus had been buried, “that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.”

  • It is difficult to fix the date for this event because while John claims that when Jesus was killed the Passover was yet to be eaten[9], the Synoptic Gospels clearly state that Jesus ate the Passover, with his disciples, before he was impaled. From Moses’ instruction in Exodus 12:3-6, each household was to keep a lamb from the 10th of the first month until the 14th. Therefore, Nisan 13th falls on the last day of the preparation for the Passover when the lamb is killed and prepared; Nisan 14th was the Passover day of Matthew 26 and Lev 23:5-6 in which Jesus was killed during the daytime after eating the Passover with his disciples during the preceding nighttime. Nisan 15th was a Sabbath that was considered to be a “high day,”[10] a “holy convocati0n”[11] that may not necessarily fall on the weekly Sabbath.  It is unthinkable to imagine that the chief priests and the Pharisees will approach Pilate on this sacred day to secure the protection of the tomb of Jesus Christ with soldiers under any guise. The chief priests and the Pharisees were high Jewish chieftains who would naturally respect the ageless tradition. Could this “next day” be Nisan 16th? If this can be established from facts gathered from other narrators of the event without truncating the fundament structure, it shall be appropriate to admit this possibility.  Let us keep a finger on this while we explore other options.

2# preparation: Mark 15:42 – In this passage, the Passover day in which Jesus was crucified is called a preparation day, preceding a Sabbath or a day of holy convocation. Jesus ate the Passover with his disciples before he was killed.

3# preparation: Luke 23:54 – Luke’s record agrees with Mark 15:42. The day after Jesus was killed and buried was a Sabbath.

4# preparation: John 1 9:14 – John, here, says that Jesus was killed on the preparation of the Passover, that is before the Passover was eaten[12]. This will mean that Jesus was killed on the day before the Passover – Nisan 13th; from the other records, however, Nisan 14th was the Passover[13] when Jesus was killed. This appears to be a contradiction. Let us keep another finger on this seemly absurdity.

5# preparation: John 19:31 - John further makes a clarification that the day after Jesus was killed and buried “for that Sabbath day was a high day.” It agrees with 2# and 3# though the statement is puzzling; how can the following Sabbath be a high day when the Passover was not yet eaten? There is nothing in the Law of Moses that calls the Passover day of Nisan 14th a Sabbath or a day of holy convocation, except, perhaps it falls on the Seventh Day Sabbath which according to the Synoptic Gospels it did not in this particular year. According to the Synoptic Gospels, the Sabbath mentioned by all the event narrators is Nisan 15th while John records it as Nisan 14th that coincided with the Passover of that year.

6# preparation: John 19:42 – Here John states that the Passover day was “the preparation day” because it preceded a Sabbath day which agrees with 2#, 3# and 5#.

There are a few challenges at hand:

1.       Was the request made in Matthew 27:62 made on the Sabbath (the holy convocation day) of Nisan 15th with disregard to the sacredness of the day or was the request made on Nisan 16th?

2.      How could Jesus have been killed on Nisan 13th according to John 19:14 while the Synoptic Gospels agree that Jesus with his disciple ate the Passover or the last supper on the Passover day (the night time) when the Passover lamb was to be eaten[14] and Jesus himself was killed on the Passover daytime of Nisan 14th? John provides further detail that Jesus was crucified at the time when the Passover lambs were slain by citing Ex 12:46 at John 19:36: "For these things happened so that the writing might be fulfilled: 'No bone of his will be broken.'" Paul further refers to Jesus as "our Passover lamb."  

3.    It is very difficult to reconcile the record of John with that of the Synoptic Gospel because the act of foot-washing was never mentioned in the other records.

Now, let us take a step further to look briefly at another episode, the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Scene 1 (Mark 16:1): When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary James and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint the corpse.  Expectedly, the women were indeed very sorrowful and went home to keep the Sabbath or the ‘holy convocation’ of Nisan 15th in a sober mood. The Sabbath keeping is a 24-hour affair. When the Sabbath was over, they bought the spices on Nisan 16th.

Scene 2 (Luke 23:54-56): The women who came with Jesus from Galilee witnessed the body wrapping and burial. "And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments, and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment". Since Mark records that the spices were bought when the Sabbath was past, and now, Luke says the women prepared spices and ointments before they rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment; it will naturally be appropriate to recognize this seemly second Sabbath as the weekly 7th day Sabbath.

Question: Why did the women prepare spices and ointments when they knew that the body of Jesus was already entombed and after four days the corpse will start to stink[15]?

Observation: So far, Jesus was impaled and buried on Nisan 14th, Nisan 15th was ‘a holy convocation’ in which no buying and selling could be done. The women bought spices on Nisan 16th and rested the weekly Sabbath on Nisan 17th.

Scene 3 (John 20:1-10): When Mary Magdalene came on the dark time of “the first day of the week” the stone had already been taken away. She assumed that someone must have taken away the body, probably stolen. She ran to convey this notion to the disciples that the body had been stolen and they believed Mary’s story that Jesus’ body had actually been taken away by someone. They went to their houses.

Scene 4 (John 20:11-17): Mary stayed back at the tomb and saw two angels. She assumed that they might be privy to where Jesus body could have been hidden, but then she also saw Jesus whom she mistook for a gardener (perhaps because it was dark?), and to him, she made the request for any information on the where about of Jesus’ body[16]. When eventually she recognised that he was Jesus, Jesus made it clear that Mary could not touch him.

Scene 5 (Luke 24:1-12): Very early in the morning, on the first day of the week (Sunday), the set of women in scene 2 above came to the tomb with prepared spices but, alas, the tomb was empty. However, they saw two men in shining garments who told them the Jesus has risen. These women went and told the disciples, it appears the disciples did not believe the women’s story. “And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not” (verse 11). The record here says Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary James and other women constitute this early morning team.

Scene 6 (Mark 16:2): The visit on "very early in the morning of the first day of the week (Sunday) met an empty tomb with the heavy stone rolled away. But then, a man in a white garment told them that Jesus has risen. According to the team of women here, they did not tell anybody anything because they were afraid.

Scene 7 (Matthew 28:1): The event recorded here took place "In the end of the Sabbath."  Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries says “(adverbially) late in the day; by extension after the close of the day: - (at) even, in the end.” Therefore, the event recorded in this passage took place late on a Sabbath. Only Matthew recorded the specific timeframe when the resurrection took place, this was when “the angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it” – for emphasis, this took place late on a Sabbath day. Every other visit on the first day of the week met an empty tomb.

A recap of the ‘preparations' and post-burial scenery are as follows:

1.       John’s record that Jesus died on Nisan 13th contradicts those of Matthew, Mark, and Luke which state Nisan 14th as the day that Jesus ate the last supper and was later killed on the same day. Since John admits that the day that follows the day that Jesus was killed was “a Sabbath” and “a high day” at the same time and there is no specific instruction that the Passover of Nisan 14th must be a Sabbath, the statement that the Passover was not yet eaten becomes more puzzling. This appears to be an intentional “error” by the writer of the Gospel according to John. But for what purpose? Please read on.

2.      Jesus’ death on the evening of Nisan 14th (Wednesday) and the subsequent resurrection on the evening of Nisan 17th (Saturday) agrees with Jesus’ prophecy to spend 72 hours in the grave because there were two Sabbaths in that particular week, viz, the Passover Sabbath and later the weekly Sabbath with a free day between the two.

3.      Since there was a free day between the Passover Sabbath of Nisan 15th and the seventh day Sabbath of Nisan 17th, the request by the “chief priests and Pharisees” on the “next day” to station military guard at the Jesus’ tomb could most probably have been made on Nisan 16th, or, otherwise they made the request on the Passover Sabbath of Nisan 15th thereby violating the Sabbath.

4.      Why would Mary Magdalene hold Jesus’ feet and worshipped him after he resurrected at the close of the Sabbath in Matthew 28:9 but the same Jesus said clearly that Marry could not touch him in John 20:17  on Sunday morning. This is a contradiction.


Good Friday has ever been “observed as a day of sorrow, penance, and fasting, a characteristic that finds expression in the German word Karfreitag (“Sorrowful Friday”).” The Church also established a tradition of the forty-day Lent to precede the Good Friday and then the Easter Sunday. The forty-day Lent, however, has been linked with Ezekiel 8:14 in reference to the women weeping over Tammuz. Who is Tammuz?

“Tammuz has been identified as a deity worshipped both in Babylonia and in Phoenicia—the same as the Greek Adonis. He appears to have been a god of the spring, and the myth regarding him told of his early death and of the descent of Ishtar his bride into the underworld in search of him. The death of Tammuz symbolised the destruction of the spring vegetation by the heat of summer, and it was celebrated annually by seven days of women’s mourning in the 4th month (June–July), which was called Tammuz. This superstition had been introduced into Jerusalem.”[17]

Another commentator says: He [Tammuz] appears to have been a god of the spring, and the myth regarding him told of his early death and of the descent of Ishtar, his bride, into the underworld in search of him.

The reasons for celebrating our major feasts when we do are many and varied. In general, however, it is true that many of them have at least an indirect connection with the pre-Christian [pagan] feasts celebrated about the same time of year — feasts centering around the harvest, the rebirth of the sun at the winter solstice (now Dec. 21, but Dec. 25 in the old Julian calendar), the renewal of nature in spring, and so on.[18] 

Another comment says: I would not refer to what was told about these gods as a myth. Psalms 82 they were real. Tammuz was a master at love poems and he wrote love poems to Ivanna aka Ishtar, Ashtoreth. They are the same poems Solomon captured that people have in the bible and say it’s of the Almighty One. But it’s from a god to a goddess that existed in those days. My guess on why the women weep for him was that as us women are today when it comes to men who display a certain level of sensuality, songs and lyrics and we put them in the god status and actually worship them. This is idolatry. It was the fallen of Mesopotamia idolatry for these gods that fell. There was and is today nothing new under the sun neither the behaviour of people.

When Tammuz was forty years old, he was hunting in the woods and he was killed by a wild boar (a pig) that is why we eat “ham” on Easter/Ishtar Day even though it is against YHVH’s commandments to eat pig. He took after his father Nimrod in that he was a “mighty hunter.” After Tammuz died, his mother Semiramis began a custom in Babylon called "forty days of weeping for Tammuz" where people were commanded to fast and pray for Tammuz in the underworld. They exchanged one day of pleasure in this life for each year of Tammuz's life. Today in the Roman Catholic Church this has been renamed "Lent." These forty days of fasting would begin on what is called "Ash Wednesday" in the Catholic Church and many Protestant Churches with the Cross of Tammuz being written in ash on the forehead of the "faithful".  This is the X, the Mark of the Beast as the X is also one of the monograms of Jesus Christ called a Christogram.

Semiramis, (Nimrod’s mother) who was worshipped as the fertility goddess Ishtar, became known in other cultures as “Magna Mater,” the “Great Mother,” and she was worshipped as Mother Earth. The Sun “mated” with the Earth each spring, and the “Rites of Spring” symbolized by the “May Pole” and “Easter” came 9 moons (months) before December 25th on the “birth” of the winter Sun. Her Assyrian name is Ishtar which is where we derive the name “Easter.” Easter, the goddess of the dawn is the Universal goddess of fertility throughout history since the Tower of Babel. She began as Nimrod’s wife Semiramis, and then after YHVH scattered the nations and confused their languages at the Tower of Babel (Genesis 10-11), her image with her baby son Tammuz migrated to other nations under different names.

The Romans called her Astarte but later she was called Venus, and the Phoenicians called her Asherah. The Hebrews called her Astoroth, the consort of Ba’al. Her emblem is the flower of the lily. She is the “goddess of the dawn,” and her statue stands on a bridge in France. The French made a colossus of this image, and it now stands in New York Harbor, facing “East,” referring to the name Ishtar or Easter.   We call this idol of her The Statue of Liberty.  As we can begin to “see” the USA is actually a pagan Christian nation.  It is Christianity that is the Mystery Babylon.

From the foregoing, it is now clear that the tradition so far preserved in the Lenten period, the sorrowful death on a Friday and the resurrection on Easter Sunday have their origin in pagan religion and practices dated back to the Sumerian where Tammuz (Dumuzi) who was the younger brother of Marduk died a sorrowful death. Among the Semites, Marduk became Ba’al. In the welcome note and introduction to my upcoming book (due to being released in the last quarter of 2018) I stated as follows:

“10) Following Marduk’s composition of the Enûma eliš and the Council of god’s directive to do away with the Jews, a new religion was agreed upon to rule the Age of Pisces. To borrow a leave from Marduk who was ruling from Babylon but was worshipped in Egypt as the god ‘Ra’- the hidden or unseen god, he was also the Sun-god, the concept was entrenched that man does not need to see the gods or “God” in order to worship IT. In addition, the concept of religious syncretism became very popular before the Common Era whereby the features of previous or existing deities are mixed up with another to produce a new god or deity. On these bases was Christianity invented. The head of the Sumerian pantheon became the Trinity: The Father in heaven (King Anu in the home planet), The Son (Enlil who already adopted the Jews and now the entire world (Christians) as his children was undisputedly the preferred or the chosen son, he was represented as a mythological Jesus who was to conquer the world for his father [Anu]) and The Holy Spirit (Enki, the god of wisdom, the lover of water and thus the water baptism). In the Catholic Church, Mary represents the mother goddesses. The rest of the gods and goddesses became the many ‘saints’ of the Church. Various forms of Trinity exist in other lands and cultures. All the characters attributed to Jesus of Nazareth had once been used for other solar deities in the past such as Horus, Krishna, etc.”

The last words on this matter are these: even if Nisan 14th of the year when Jesus died was a Friday, the subsequent date cannot repeatedly fall on Friday for the past 2000 years. Ancient traditions are preserved by the Church which predates the 1st Century.

On the double date in which Jesus was recorded to have died, that is, Nisan 13th and Nisan 14th, this is not an error at all. It was specifically put there for a reason. Before we consider what this reason might be, let us briefly scrutinize the birth of Jesus Christ also. On one hand, the birth of Jesus Christ can be said to be 6 BCE as a result of the infanticide carried out on children of two years and below by King Herod who died 4 BCE[19]. On the other hand, the date of 7 CE is also associated with the birth of Jesus Christ. Josephus, the Jewish historian clearly states that the headcount which Mary and Joseph took part in, which resulted in giving birth to baby Jesus in a manger took place in the second year of Cyrenius governorship of Syria[20]. Cyrenius became governor in 6 CE, therefore, Jesus Christ was born in 7 CE. The reader can read my detailed article on this subject here.

Now, this is the intriguing thing about the two dates. The difference in the two birth years for Jesus Christ of 6 BCE and 7 CE is 13 years. In the date of his death, Nisan 13th is very conspicuous. Jesus had 12 disciples, thereby making ‘13' in all. The Sun with the 12 zodiacs makes the total number of ’13.’ As a result of the common factor of 13, a Masonic number belonging to The Brotherhood

of old, it is not farfetched to concede that the number 13 is a secret symbol of those who authored Jesus’ story. In addition, the Jesus story has an undeniable parallel with the features of the Sun. Read the article; Jesus the Son of God or the Sun-God.  


1.       The double dates for the birth and death of Jesus Christ are no fiction or error, but carefully encrypted into the scripture; no historical person can have two birth and death dates each. The author(s) of the New Testament intentionally introduced the contradictions in order to establish to whoever cares to see it that the image they were promoting as the saviour of the world, just like Serapis, was never a historical figure but a myth. On the other hand, what appears as a ‘contradiction’ is actually  the signature of those who authored the Bible. In my careful study of the entire scenario, I realised that the double birth dates for Jesus, besides the fact of establishing the Masonic 13-year gap (and Nisan 13 listed as a possible death date), it served to guide the likes of Denis the Little who prepared the Anno Domini calendar in the 6th century to set the date of the Common Era as 1 AD (middle of 13) so that there would be an agreeable and unmistaken period for the duration of the Age of Pisces whose end was already established or hidden in the Book of Daniel. See chapter eighteen of my book THEY LIED TO US – A Critical Review of the Origin of Monotheism.

2.    The link of the forty-day Lent that preceded the Good Friday to the tradition of forty-day weeping for Tammuz was carefully preserved and gifted to Jesus as a fasting session that he had. Dumuzi (Tammuz) was the object of honour in this tradition and never Jesus of Nazareth. 

3.     From the scripture, it is now proven that if there was a historical Jesus, he resurrected "Late on the Sabbath” and not early on Sunday morning. Therefore, the practice of a resurrection on Easter Sunday is a day set aside to honour Ishtar and never Jesus Christ. 

4.    Mary Magdalene held Jesus' feet and worshipped him after he resurrected in Matthew 28:9 but Jesus said clearly that she could not touch him in John 20:17. These contradictions could not have come from an eye-witness account and the two scenarios could never have played out as reported because they are mutually exclusive of each other. Therefore, the entire story is a fabrication. 

5.    When the content of the Gospel according to John is compared with those of the Synoptic Gospels regarding the event of the last supper, it is doubtful if Jesus could have uttered all the words attributed to him in the book of John which the other narrators were not privy to. There was no sufficient time for the teachings recorded in John 13:31- to chapter 17:26 to have been made in the night he ate the last supper; this further fuel the suspicion that the entire story was fabricated. 

6.    It has long been realised that the story of Jesus shared parallel features with the SUN. This has clearly shown that Jesus was never the son of God, but the SUN-God. Therefore, Christianity was established by the ancient Sun-worshippers. A visit to any Catholic Church, the Mother Church, will confirm that the Sun is the object of worship. On the other side of the coin, the moon has no light of its own; it only reflects the light cast upon it by the sun. Therefore, the Quran has no foundation other than the stories borrowed from the Bible. Christianity with the Bible is the Sun while Islam with Quran is the moon (with notable moon crest symbol). There is no basis to establish there was ever a historical Jesus and the Quran goes on to acknowledge that he lived, admitting greater miracles than those recorded in the Bible, then, the two books are birds of the same feather, authored by the same source – the Roman aristocrats and later the Vatican (see the graphical illustration on my website homepage).

7.      SUNDAY WORSHIP: - YHWH demanded a weekly Sabbath worship on Saturday, the 7th day of the week but the Church Fathers changed the day of worship to Sunday from March 7, 325 AD in honour of the Sun without reference to a historical person called Jesus of Nazareth. History reveals that Emperor Ptolemy created Serapis through religious syncretism 3rd century BCE. When a Roman Senator intercepted Antiochus IV Epiphanes on his trip to Egypt, in a year that falls within the Nibiru window (200-160 BCE)[21], then, it became clear that the council of the (Sumerian) gods have rejected Jerusalem for Rome. The Roman calendar was thereafter changed from lunar to solar circa 45 BCE and many obelisks (a symbol of sun-worship) were transported in droves from Egypt to Rome. In particular, an ancient obelisk taken to Rome by Emperor Caligula stands at the Vatican till date and many nations, the ally of the Babylonia power are adorned with the presence of a notable (Egyptian) Obelisk.

From this write-up, it is clear that the memory of the Sumerian Trinity of Anu, Enlil and Enki as well as the story of Ishtar and Dumuzi, and Baal (Marduk) are secretly encoded in the "Holy Scripture" called the Bible. The irony of the matter is that these gods and goddesses are no mythological personalities; rather, they are aliens which colonized the Earth over three hundred thousand years ago. They are the ones who established religions and appointed priests to be leading mankind in multitudes to the worshippers centres. They are still very much around today. The clergies are unaware that they are merely recruiting foot soldiers for these aliens, supplying them emotional energy from the crowd they harvest into the churches and mosques.

Among all the traditions preserved in Christendom till date, there is not a single one in honour of Jesus of Nazareth, all are affiliated to ancient Babylonia gods or goddesses. Starting from the dubious birth and death dates, pagan Lenten period, pagan Ishtar (Easter) worship, contradictory post-resurrection report of Mary Magdalene and Jesus, the many teachings put into Jesus’ mouth at the odd hour of the Last Supper, the adoption of Sun features for the story of Jesus, the pagan Sunday worship, and the pagan Sumerian Trinity: all point finger at one thing - a historical Jesus is a myth.

Mankind must rise and take control of the Earth and save it from the current draconian rule of malevolent extraterrestrial beings, the plot for the mass slaughter of the world population is being prepared. Starting from 2012 to 2300 the Earth shall be shaken before a new civilization will emerge. Only the wise and their generations shall be preserved.

[3] it was called Abib in the Old Testament, Exodus 13:4

[16] John 20:11-14

[18] The New Question Box - Catholic Life for the Nineties, copyright 1988 by John J. Dietzen, M.A., S.T.L., ISBN 0-940518-01-5 (paperback), published by Guildhall Publishers, Peoria Illinois, 61651., page 554.

[21] See the book THEY LIED TO US – A Critical Review of the Origin of Monotheism written by Tunji Adeeko for details.

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