The Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday), the crucifixion and death of Christ (Good Friday) and the resurrection of Jesus Christ three days later are historical events that are recorded in the four gospels or the memoirs of the apostles. Explore the following questions and answers, Bible studies and resources.
Christ's death is recorded by ancient Jewish and Roman historians. The following is a selection of quotes from some of these writers.
Two secular historians, Phlegon and Thallus, tried to understand why darkness covered the earth when Christ was dying on the cross. Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor, reported to Rome that Christ did miracles and died. The ancient prophets prophesied that Christ would die and return to life. The following resources will provide wonderful information about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Questions And Answers
The following questions and answers will provide helpful insights into the person of Christ, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What is the Apostles’ Creed of the third or fourth century A.D.?
Jesus Was Betrayed By a Friend Called Judas
Why did Jesus choose Judas Iscariot as a disciple?
Are there historical facts about the cross?
What is the significance of the cross of Jesus Christ?
Was Jesus nailed to the cross to fulfill ancient prophecy?
Why did they give sour wine to those who were hung on the cross?
When Jesus was on the cross, why did he ask "Father, why have you forsaken Me?"
Why did the soldier pierce Jesus' side with the sword?
Why did God let His son suffer and die?
Where did Jesus die? — Place Called The Skull
How old was Jesus (Yeshua) when He died?
Why were people resurrected when Jesus died?
Did Jesus' flesh or spirit die?
Where in the Bible does it speak of Jesus going to hell/hades after His death?
Was Jesus dragged into hell by Satan and tortured?
What does 1 Corinthians 15:35-55 teach about our resurrection?
Why could Thomas touch Jesus after His resurrection but not Mary?
What happened to the saints who were resurrected from the graves?
Did Jesus physically and spiritually ascend into heaven?
How can Jesus be God since He did not know the time of the end?
Do I have to believe that Jesus is God to be saved?
Were the sins of the world placed on Jesus or in Him at death?
What does it mean that "Jesus died for our sins"?
What is the meaning that Jesus is the Son of God?
Is salvation by grace through faith alone?
What does the Bible teach about Ash Wednesday?
Was Jesus resurrected on the same day Noah’s ark rested on Mt. Ararat?
What happened to Pontius Pilate after the death of the Lord Jesus Christ?
Did the people who crucified Christ go to hell or the Lake of Fire?
Why is the gospel preached around the world?
Jesus Christ, Prophecies and Easter
The following studies explain "Who Is Jesus" and provide a series of prophecies about His death and resurrection. The Bible study titled "Easter: Jesus Lives Again!" explains the true meaning of Easter.
Triumphal Entry, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ
The following section features Bible studies about the Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday), the crucifixion and death of Christ (Good Friday) and the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday morning. The Triumphal Entry presented Christ as the King of kings. The crucifixion of Christ is when Jesus died as our sacrificial lamb (John 1:29) so that our sins can be forgiven. The resurrection of Jesus confirms that He is God and was a sinless sacrifice (Romans 1:4; 4:25). The result is that by faith in Christ, men and women can have their sins forgiven, escape hell and go to heaven. The death and resurrection is the pinnacle moment in history when our God made it possible for us to live with Him forever (Romans 10:9-11).