The Crucifixion as Ritual: From the Day of Atonement to THE Day of Atonement


Purim= Lots

Lots were cast for the Goats

Lots always used for fate and sacrifice in ancient times

Purim was held a month before Passover but Saturnalia allowed 30 days before death.

What were Jesus’ last 30 days. Did anything happen 30 days previous to the crucifixion that would indicate being chosen as Haman for Purim?


When was Jesus chosen to be Crucified? (after raising Lazarus?)

The dying god

The castout





Barabbas, = Mordechai? or no?


Philo’s reference to human sacrifice as substitute for Herod’s grandson in Alexandria






Holy Week as Ritual


Day of Atonement

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