SIGN UP

Was There A Solar Eclipse During The Crucifixion?

Avatar Image
Hypognosis | 02:11 Fri 26th Aug 2016 | Religion & Spirituality
46 Answers
This question should be an "old chesnut", to anyone born later than the Renaissance, since thinkers of that time were the first to find a crucial internal contradiction, in the gospel accounts. If it is the first time this has been asked, on Answerbank, I ought to be surprised.

So, in detail, I need to ask whether gospel statement are generic: "the skies darkened", or specific: "the skies grew dark with clouds"; "the sun's disk was obscured" and so on.

Answers

21 to 40 of 46rss feed

First Previous 1 2 3 Next Last

Avatar Image
I am surprised that v.e. doesnt come out with "No, we know there wasnt" anyway https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crucifixion_darkness we know there wasnt Patrick Moore used to say not on a yearly basis fifty years ago and that is good enough for me. BUT you can't have an eclipse if there is a full moon - apparently it means the sun/moon has to be in two places at one...
05:21 Fri 26th Aug 2016
Probably did, am too warm.
Question Author
@thread

Unless you have time on your hands, or boundless curiosity, don't read this link.

https://www.britannica.com/topic/eclipse/Assyrian

I'm only posting it so I can return to it without googling. If you pull the scroll bar to very nearly the end it is making a point about tiny but cumulative changes in day length and moon orbit which means some computed ancient solar/lunar eclipses can be mis-timed by hours, thus putting predicted ground track thousands of miles out. Cloverjo's link is from NASA and has a column labeled "delta T(seconds)", which I was initially clueless about but could well be just such a correction factor.

Oh ye of little faith. God cleared blocked the photons from the sun from arriving, in order to show he was an angry God; thus causing an obscured sun.
...clearly...
as I typed until 1 us after pressing submit.
//by extension, the whole Bible becomes "poetic licence", does it not? //

It does indeed. This was discussed here many years ago, so perhaps time to re-visit the subject.
Please....no!
Zacs-Master, way before your time.
Are I sure? 10 years 'service' this year.
Same as you I see.
You need to sort your profile out then. Member since Sun 25th Dec 2011.
I was here before that under another name.
I'm on my second coming N. (Clouds part and a shaft of light strikes the faithful) I was minus the hyphen in those days. I remember when chatterbank didn't exist and we could write in colour.
Ah, you see, we have much in common. Maybe we were made for each other in a parallel universe?
Haaaaaa! The good old days. I miss the people who inhabited this section then. Such fun!
Remember the TrustanD40 thread?
Can't say I do.
Seems to have been consigned to the AB dungeon.
I thought all the stuff here was supposed to be 'banked'.
You would have thought so, wouldn't you. What with the name 'n'all.
Mmm.... but with such elastic rules nothing surprises me. :o)

21 to 40 of 46rss feed

First Previous 1 2 3 Next Last

Do you know the answer?

Was There A Solar Eclipse During The Crucifixion?

Answer Question >>

Related Questions

Sorry, we can't find any related questions. Try using the search bar at the top of the page to search for some keywords, or choose a topic and submit your own question.