…Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus

Synopsis (from the book cover):

Apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries. Matthew, Mark and Luke clearly state that the last supper was a Passover meal, whereas John asserts that it occured before the festival. The gospel narratives also do not seem to allow enough time for all the events recorded between the last supper and the crucifixion, whilst indicating that Wednesday was a ‘missing day’ on which Jesus did nothing. Colin Humphreys presents a compelling, fresh account of how these inconsistencies can be explained, drawing on the evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Egyption texts and using astronomy to reconstruct ancient calendars. In doing so, Humphreys proposes a new theory – that the last supper took place on a Wednesday, rather than a Thursday as traditionally believed – and successfully unifies the supposedly contradictory gospel stories.


Colin’s writing style is easy and compelling and his book is fascinating, providing credible evidence to pinpoint an exact dating of Christ’s Crucifixion. He presents astronomical information and different calendars that were in use at that time, proposing that the discrepancies in the gospel accounts and timings were due to the writers using different calendars in their accounts of the event. The evidence he provides reconciles the differences.

I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the subject.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jan 25th 2018

6 Responses to “The Mystery of The Last Supper… by Colin J. Humphreys”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Sounds like a winner when it comes to the subject, Cherry. It reminds me how when several people witness the same event(s), there will always be discrepancies in the ensuing stories.

    I was a witness to a car accident on icy roads back in my 20’s and had to give a police report of what I saw. Later, I was given the full report of all the accounts given by the witnesses and could not believe how every one of us saw something a bit different. It’s a lesson I’ve never forgotten!

  2. lisl says:

    And the Gospels were written so long after, it isn’t surprising there are discrepancies

  3. james higham says:

    “Apparent inconsistencies in the gospel accounts of Jesus’ final week have puzzled Bible scholars for centuries.”

    Don’t know why. I’d be far more worried by a seamless narrative where every detail was agreed.