Problem

Crucifixion Times

John 19:14 - And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
Mark 15:25 - And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.

The times of the crucifixion seem to be wrong


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Most probably, John was using the Roman measurement of time when dealing with the crucifixion. Matthew, Mark, and Luke, for the most part, used the Hebrew system of measuring a day: from sundown to sunup. The Roman system was from midnight to midnight. "John wrote his gospel in Ephesus, the capital of the Roman province of Asia, and therefore in regard to the civil day he would be likely to employ the Roman reckoning. (Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties, by Gleason Archer, page 364.)

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