Good Friday and Easter Sunday are the celebrated bookend events this weekend. Some church traditions even mark Thursday, the evening when Jesus shared the Last Supper.

But what about Saturday – the day after the crucifixion and before the Resurrection?

Justin Taylor featured a helpful video in a blog post a few years ago.

Here’s his description of its content:

Saturday, April 4, AD 33.

The following video, filmed in conjunction with our book The Final Days of Jesus, features short explanations from and interviews with New Testament scholars Andreas Köstenberger and Douglas Moo. Dr. Köstenberger looks at the role of Joseph of Arimathea in Jesus’s burial, the rules for burial at the time, and what we know about first-century tombs. Dr. Moo answers the question of where Jesus was between his death and his resurrection, focusing on 1 Peter 3, which says that Christ preached to spirits in prison. Is this a reference to Jesus descending into Hades?


Mark Vroegop is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation

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