How Lunar and Solar Eclipses Shed Light on Biblical Events

Bibliographic information:

Young, Rodger. “How Lunar and Solar Eclipses Shed Light on Biblical Events.” Bible and Spade 26 no. 2 (2013): 37-43.



The Bur-Sagale solar eclipse is mentioned for how it might allow dating the visit of Jonah to Nineveh. Two lunar eclipses are examined. The first one is from January 10 1 BC that is used in determining when Herod died, and hence when our Savior was born. The second one is the lunar eclipse that appeared 3 1/2 hours after our Savior died on April 5, AD 33. This eclipse had an unusual blood-red appearance as viewed from Jerusalem and as verified by modern astronomy. The significance of this eclipse was brought out by Peter on the day of Pentecost.


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