Matthew 26 – The Nazarene’s Commentary: The Last days of Jesus Christ #1 Matthew 26:1-2 – Two Days Before Execution
[“The Final Test”]
(Key word: Passover)
|| Mark 14:1a; Luke 22:1
MT26:1 Now it occurred when Jesus finished all these words he told his disciples, MT26:2 “You realize that after two days the Passover takes place; and, the Son of Humankind will be turned in to be executed.”
 These words: Or, GDSP: this discourse.
 The Passover takes place: Or, BER: the Passover is celebrated. It must be about Nisan 12 and the moon is waxing. Luke 22:1 adds, “… the festival of the unfermented cakes.” This was a festival lasting eight days beginning Nisan 14 at sundown (Exodus chapter 12).
 To be executed: The Greek is STAUROTHENAI and literally means “to be impaled on a stake” though most would prefer the Latin derivatives, “crucified.” Research the Greek STAUROO.