But how did the Jews ensure that Nisan 14 would fall on a full moon?
Because the Jews used a lunar calendar and not a solar calendar.
“My ex’s family, on the other hand, was fine with me wearing a tank top to dinner.
Almost from the very beginning of the existence of the Christian Church, the issue regarding the date of our Lord's death and resurrection presented variations.
Yes, there is more in the sky which declares “Messiah has come.” But to see these things, we must know when to look up. By law and custom, the Jewish people of Jesus’ day took the Sabbath as a day of complete rest (1).
Peter used the sky as a proof that Messiah had come, but which sky did he use? Because no work could be done on the Sabbath, which we call Saturday, Friday came to be known as Preparation Day (2).
In anticipation of this common observance by all Christians, much was said and written.
What was stressed was the need to keep alive the momentum of the occasion.