Friday, 18 April 2014

DARKNESS



 

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.”

                                                                                                                 (Mt 27:45)

“This phenomenon evidently was visible in Rome, Athens, and other Mediterranean cities. According to Tertullian,…it was a “cosmic” or “world event.” Phlegon, a Greek author from Caria writing a chronology soon after 137AD, reported that in the fourth year of the 202nd Olympiad (i.e. 33AD) there was “the greatest eclipse of the sun” and that “it became night in the sixth hour of the day (i.e. noon) so that stars even appeared in the heavens.”

                                                                                       Paul L Maier Pontius Pilate