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Day of Preparation
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Day of Preparation
Day of Preparation (παρασκευή, paraskeuē). The day prior to the Sabbath or Passover (Exod 16:23). On this day, the Jews generally purified themselves, prepared their food, and carried out their chores since they could not do so the following day (Matt 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14, 31, 42).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Preparation Day
Preparation Day. Term used in Scripture for the day before the sabbath. Each of the Gospels refers to a day that it calls “the Preparation” (Mt 27:62; Mk 15:42; Lk 23:54; Jn 19:14, 31, 42), Mark calling it “the day before the sabbath.” The Jews did not have specific names for the days (preferring to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Day of Preparation
Day of Preparation [Gk. hē paraskeuḗ—‘preparation’]; AV also THE PREPARATION; NEB FRIDAY, PREPARATION-DAY, “eve [of Passover],” “eve of the Sabbath.” The day before the sabbath was considered a day of preparation, in accordance with Ex. 16:23, both before the regular sabbath and before a feast sabbath
Preparation, Day of
Preparation, Day of The Gk. hē paraskeuḗ, “the preparation,” is a technical term for the day before the sabbath (Mt. 27:62; Mk. 15:42; Lk. 23:54; Jn. 19:14, 31, 42). Josephus used it in this manner (Ant. xvi.6.2 [163]), though Friday was also called hē pró toú sabbátou (Jth. 8:6; 2 Macc. 8:26;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Preparation, Day of
PREPARATION, DAY OF Term used in Scripture for the day before the Sabbath. Each of the Gospels refers to a day that it calls “the Preparation” (Mt 27:62; Mk 15:42; Lk 23:54; Jn 19:14, 31, 42), Mark calling it “the day before the Sabbath.” The Jews did not have specific names for the days (preferring
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Preparation, Day of
Preparation, Day ofThe evening before a holy day (Matt. 27:62; Luke 23:54; John 19:14, 31, 42). Mark further specifies “the day before the sabbath” (Mark 15:42; cf. Jdt. 8:6; 2 Macc. 8:26; Josephus Ant. 3.255; 16.163).According to Exod. 16:23 the day before the sabbath was to function as a time of
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Preparation, Day of
Preparation, Day of (Gk. paraskeuḗ). The day before the Sabbath or before one of the Jewish feasts on which the Sabbath rules applied. On this day observant Jews prepare all food to be eaten on the next day (which begins in the evening), so that the Sabbath or feast day need not be violated by the
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Preparation, Day of
Preparation, Day of (Gk.παρασκευή). A name given by the Jews to Fridays, i.e. the day preceding, and thus employed in ‘preparation’ for, the *Sabbath (hence also προσάββατον). The title was perhaps used occasionally also of the day before certain other of the greater feasts, e.g. the *Passover. In
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Preparation Day
PREPARATION DAY — the day immediately before the Sabbath and other Jewish festivals. Preparation Day always fell on Friday among the Jewish people, because all religious festivals began on the Sabbath, or Saturday (Matt. 27:62; John 19:14, 31).With a week of holidays ahead, the Preparation Day for the
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH
DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH([ἡ παρασκευή, he paraskeue], “preparation”): Considered as a day of preparation, in accordance with Exodus 16:23, both before the regular Sabbath and before a feast Sabbath (Matthew 27:62; Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54; John 19:14, 31, 42). At 3 p.m., the Hebrews began
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Preparation Day
PREPARATION DAY Sixth day of week in which Jews prepared life’s necessities to avoid work on the Sabbath (cp. Exod. 20:8–11; Matt. 12:1–14; John 9:14–16). Preparation of food, completing work, and spiritual purification were included. The Hebrew day began and ended at 6:00 p.m., so the day of preparation
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Preparation Day
Preparation Day. Also, “the day of Preparation.” This phrase is used to translate the single Greek word for “preparation,” paraskeuē G4187 (Matt. 27:62 [in this passage with the definite article]; Mk. 15:42; Jn. 19:31) and the fuller expression hēmeraparaskeuēs (Lk. 23:54). John also uses the phrases
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Day before the Sabbath
DAY BEFORE THE SABBATH (ἡ παρασκευή, hē paraskeuḗ, “preparation”): Considered as a day of preparation, in accordance with Ex 16:23, both before the regular Sabbath and before a feast Sabbath (Mt 27:62; Mk 15:42; Lk 23:54; Jn 19:14, 31, 42). At 3 PM, the Hebrews began to prepare their food for the
Key passages
Mt 27:62

Now on the next day, which is after the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate,

Mk 15:42

And when it was already evening, since it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

Lk 23:54

And it was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near.

Jn 19:14

(Now it was the day of preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour.) And he said to the Jews, “Behold your king!”

Jn 19:31

Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was an important day), asked Pilate that their legs could be broken and they could be taken away.