Before I start today, I want everyone to know that The Essence of Perfection is on sale at Amazon for $8.86. This is a great deal! I was going through some older blogs today, and found one that has a good Easter theme. It was from 11/03/17. I changed some of dates from that post after finding better information, and using R. H. van Gent's Jewish calendar converter.
This is what we know about Easter. It occurred during a Passover celebration. The Last Supper was, if you prefer Matthew, Mark, and Luke, a Passover meal. John tells us this was a Passover preparation meal, or the night before Passover. Therefore, scholars need to find a year around 30 CE when the Passover Full Moon was on a Thursday or Friday to correspond to the Gospels. This can be done with aid from the US Naval date converter and NASA. In my book, I have tested the Naval converter with historical primary sources from the last two-thousand years. The earliest date I have found so far and tested is from 397 CE. Thus, the 7-day week has been consistent since that date. I further believe that since there were no major events that could have changed that tradition. Both Jews and Christians were practicing the 7-Day week as long ago as the birth of Jesus. In fact, the 7-Day week may be the oldest continued religious practice dating well past the life of Moses. Based on that information I listed below the weekday that each Passover Full Moon occurred on between 27 CE and 34 CE. From this you can see that 30 CE and 33 CE are the best choice for the year of the Crucifixion. Most Biblical scholars prefer these 2 years.
April 10, 27 CE
March 30, 28 CE<<<<way off
April 17, 29 CE
April 6, 30 CE<<<<excellent choice
March 27, 31 CE
April 15, 32 CE
April 4, 33 CE<<<<good choice
March 23, 34 CE<<<<poor choice
In The Essence of Perfection I devote a chapter to the Crucifixion. I go greater in depth on this topic, but neatly sum up the findings. The following is that summary.
Evidence for a 30, CE Passover Crucifixion
1. The Talmud states that for 40 years before the destruction of Herod’s Temple several ominous miracles occurred before the Roman attack and following Temple destruction in 70 CE—meaning something unusual occurred in 30 CE.
2. Of the Passover dates from around this period, only 30 and 33 CE have a Full Moon that are close to the time of Jesus’s Friday death. The 30 CE date is on a Thursday and the 33 date is on a Saturday, so these would fit with the Friday Crucifixion and Sunday Resurrection.
3. John 2:20 states, The Jews replied, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and you are going to raise it in three days? The reconstruction of the Temple by Herod was begun in 19 BCE, with the inner Temple finished in 17 BCE. Forty-six years later would be around 29 CE. This is close enough to fit with the one-year ministry suggested in Matthew, Mark, and Luke to allow for a 30 CE Crucifixion.
4. Luke 3:1–23 informs us that Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius, and his ministry lasted one year. Tiberius’s reign began in 14 CE; therefore, the fifteenth year would have been 29 CE, the start of Jesus’s one-year ministry. The following year, 30 CE, Jesus was crucified.
5. Clement of Alexandria wrote in the third century of the followers of Basilides, “Making a precise calculation, there are some who place his Passion in the sixteenth year of Tiberius Caesar on the twenty-fifth of Phamenoth.” The sixteenth year of Tiberius was 30 CE. But, the 25 of Phamenoth, the spring equinox, was on March 21. The Jewish vernal equinox was on March 26. Both are far from the April 6 start of Passover. 
1 Based on the Alexandrian calendar date of Phamenoth 25, 30 CE, from Robert Harry van Gent’s Almagest Ephemeris Calculator,
The Book of John tells of 3 Passovers. Some theologians believe that Jesus’ ministry lasted 3 years based on this fact. I tend to believe that the 3 Passovers listed in John are the same Passover, or the 30 CE Passover. I write more about the reason for this in my book. Therefore, after all of my research, I believe Jesus was Crucified on April 7, 30 CE and Resurrected on April 9, 30 CE. I will be examining 30 CE and 33 CE more over the next week, and hope blog more about why 30 CE is the better choice. I’ll just say that I see something of great significance that I need to explore more. Until then thank you, and GO WITH GOD!
14 years ago I became interested in the date that Jesus was born. This led to several years of research, I quickly realized that there was no valid information that provided any real answers to this question. Since this website is getting some interest, I will post from time to time some of the information I learned during this quest.