Crucifixion Darkness and Eclipse

Crucifixion Darkness And Eclipse

According to the Christian synoptic gospels, on the day Jesus Christ was crucified, darkness covered the land for hours, an event which later came to be referred to as the "crucifixion eclipse". Although medieval writers treated the darkness as a miracle, various Christian historians have associated it with prophecies and other reports of eclipses or periods of darkness. Using this period of darkness as a marker, and interpreting it as a solar eclipse or lunar eclipse, writers have suggested dates for Jesus' crucifixion.

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