Christians mark Jesus Christ’s Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, but new research suggests it took place on the Wednesday before his crucifixionm, the BBC informs. Colin Humphreys of Cambridge University says discrepancies in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke as compared with John arose because they used an older calendar than the official Jewish one. He concluded the date was 1 April AD33.
This could also mean Jesus’ arrest, interrogation and separate trials did not all take place on one night only. Prof Humphreys believes his findings could present a case for finally fixing Easter Day to the first Sunday in April.