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1 The Ironies of the Last Hours of the Savior’s Life By Roy Huff

2 Irony Irony—Definition Irony—Definition –An incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result.

3 The Price of a Slave Exodus 21:32 Exodus 21:32 “If the ox shall push a manservant or a maidservant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned” Joseph was sold for the price of a slave his age, Christ was sold for the price of a slave His age. Joseph was sold for the price of a slave his age, Christ was sold for the price of a slave His age.

4 The Price of a Slave Matthew 27:9 Matthew 27:9 –“Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value.”

5 Barabbas Bar/Ben = son of Benjamin Bar/Ben = son of Benjamin Ab = father Abram, Abraham Ab = father Abram, Abraham El = The name of God Daniel, Samuel El = The name of God Daniel, Samuel -im = plural marker Urim, cherubim -im = plural marker Urim, cherubim Beth = house Bethel, Bethlehem Beth = house Bethel, Bethlehem Abba = intimate name of Father/dad Abba = intimate name of Father/dad

6 Barabbas Abel = God is the Father Abel = God is the Father Bethlehem = House of Bread Bethlehem = House of Bread Benjamin = Son of my right hand Benjamin = Son of my right hand Barnabas= Son of consolation Barnabas= Son of consolation Urim and Thummim = Lights and Perfections Urim and Thummim = Lights and Perfections Abraham = Father of a multitude Abraham = Father of a multitude

7 Barabbas Barabbas = the Son of the Father Barabbas = the Son of the Father The people were saying the right name, but pointing to the wrong person! The people were saying the right name, but pointing to the wrong person!

8 He was buried in a borrowed Tomb At His birth, there was “no room in the inns” At His birth, there was “no room in the inns” “The foxes have their holes, the birds their nests, but the Son of Man hath not to lay his head” “The foxes have their holes, the birds their nests, but the Son of Man hath not to lay his head” Had no sepulchure. He has come full circle—no home at birth or death. Had no sepulchure. He has come full circle—no home at birth or death.

9 He was buried in a borrowed Tomb The irony: He who created worlds without number, had no place on earth to call home. The irony: He who created worlds without number, had no place on earth to call home. Abraham 3:11-12 Abraham 3:11-12 –“Thus I, Abraham, talked with the Lord, face to face, as one man talketh with another; and he told me of the works which his hands had made;

10 He was buried in a borrowed Tomb “And he said unto me: My son, my son (and his hand was stretched out), behold I will show you all these. And he put his hand upon mine eyes, and I saw those things which his hands had made, which were many; and they multiplied before mine eyes, and I could not see the end thereof.” “And he said unto me: My son, my son (and his hand was stretched out), behold I will show you all these. And he put his hand upon mine eyes, and I saw those things which his hands had made, which were many; and they multiplied before mine eyes, and I could not see the end thereof.”

11 Mocked as a King Crown of Thorns Crown of Thorns Reed in His right hand Reed in His right hand Scarlet/Purple robe Scarlet/Purple robe Bowed the knee Bowed the knee Hail, King of the Jews Hail, King of the Jews Sign above His head on the cross Sign above His head on the cross –INRI—Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

12 Gethsemane Means “Oil Press” Means “Oil Press” Virgin press first produces oil that is red in color Virgin press first produces oil that is red in color

13 Aceldama The Field of Blood The Field of Blood Adam means red, blood and earth Adam means red, blood and earth –Magen-Adam-David=The Red Star of David –Edom was Esau, who was red in color –Blood is spilt in both Aceldama and Gethsemane

14 Aceldama = Blood Matthew 27:24-25 Matthew 27:24-25 –“I am innocent of the blood of this just person, see ye to it.” –Then answered all the people and said, “His blood be upon us and our children.” –Luke 22:44 “And his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling to the ground.”

15 Betrayed with a Kiss A kiss is a sign of trust, love, loyalty, friendship. A kiss is a sign of trust, love, loyalty, friendship. Luke 22:48 Luke 22:48 –“Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?”

16 Killed on His Birthday Jewish Calendar is a lunar based calendar. They have 12 months, with a 13 th month put in 7x in a 19 year cycle. Jewish Calendar is a lunar based calendar. They have 12 months, with a 13 th month put in 7x in a 19 year cycle. Nisan 14 corresponds with April 6 th in our calendars. Nisan 14 corresponds with April 6 th in our calendars.

17 Killed on His Birthday Jesus Was Born in Bethlehem, April 6, 1 B.C. After summarizing the opinions of various scholars in the matter of Christ’s birthday, Elder James E. Talmage compares their conclusions with modern revelation and then affirms: “We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B.C. 1 (Jesus the Christ, p. 104.) After summarizing the opinions of various scholars in the matter of Christ’s birthday, Elder James E. Talmage compares their conclusions with modern revelation and then affirms: “We believe that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, April 6, B.C. 1 (Jesus the Christ, p. 104.)

18 Killed on His Birthday President Harold B. Lee: President Harold B. Lee: “This is the annual conference of the church. April 6, 1973, is a particularly significant date because it commemorates not only the anniversary of the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this dispensation, but also the anniversary of the birth of the Savior, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. [Quoted D&C 20: 1]” (CR, Apr. 1973 p 4) “This is the annual conference of the church. April 6, 1973, is a particularly significant date because it commemorates not only the anniversary of the organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this dispensation, but also the anniversary of the birth of the Savior, our Lord and Master, Jesus Christ. [Quoted D&C 20: 1]” (CR, Apr. 1973 p 4) President Spencer W. Kimball: President Spencer W. Kimball: “My brothers and sisters, today we not only celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the organizationof the Church, but also the greatest event in human history since the birth of Christ on this day 1,980 years ago. Today is Easter Sunday.” “My brothers and sisters, today we not only celebrate the Sesquicentennial of the organizationof the Church, but also the greatest event in human history since the birth of Christ on this day 1,980 years ago. Today is Easter Sunday.” –Dedication of the Fayette, NY buildings, April 6 th, 1980

19 Killed on His Birthday The following chart, which is based on our present calendar, may be helpful in understanding the birthday of the Lord. The following chart, which is based on our present calendar, may be helpful in understanding the birthday of the Lord.

20 Killed on His Birthday Easter, BD, pg. 659 Easter, BD, pg. 659 –This word occurs only once in the Bible (Acts 12: 4) and then would be better translated passover. The word Easter is from Eastre, a Norse goddess whose pagan festival was observed at the spring equinox. The association of this pagan goddess with the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ was only be adaptation and synthesis. There is no real connection. Jesus, being the Lamb of God, was crucified at passover time and is the true Passover (see 1 Cor. 5: 7). He was raised from the grave on the third day thereafter. It thus became a springtime anniversary, and has come to be called Easter in the Christian world. Acts 12: 41 Cor. 5: 7Acts 12: 41 Cor. 5: 7

21 The Word vs. The Sword Peter uses a sword to defend Christ at the Garden of Gethsemane Peter uses a sword to defend Christ at the Garden of Gethsemane Christ refers to His tongue as a “sharp two-edged sword” Christ refers to His tongue as a “sharp two-edged sword” The Power of His name The Power of His name –“As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they fell backward and fell to the ground”

22 “If” Same word Satan used to tempt Christ three times at the beginning of His ministry. Same word Satan used to tempt Christ three times at the beginning of His ministry. Matthew 27:40-43 Matthew 27:40-43 –If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross –If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. –He trusted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him.

23 The Power of His Name John 18:3-8 John 18:3-8 –“Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, ‘Whom seek ye?’ And they answered him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’

24 The Power of His Name “Jesus saith unto them, ‘I am he.’ As soon then as he had said unto them, ‘I am he’, they went backward, and fell to the ground.” “Jesus saith unto them, ‘I am he.’ As soon then as he had said unto them, ‘I am he’, they went backward, and fell to the ground.”


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