Happy Good Friday, Dear Reader.  Do you think it is oxymoronic to wish someone a Happy Good Friday?  I always thought it bit odd to wish someone happiness on the day set aside to observe the death of Jesus Christ.  Nonetheless, have as good a Good Friday as you can.  Most of the Federal government is open, but the stock exchanges are closed, and some people have taken the day off to observe this somber day when Jesus died on the Cross on Golgotha (Calvary) in Jerusalem.  I took the day off today to observe Good Friday.
 
When did Jesus’ death occur?  Some claim that the dates established to observe Good Friday and Easter, the day when Jesus rose from the dead, are incorrect.  Other claims the dates correspond to the worship of the Germanic goddess Eostre/Ostara.  However, historical research suggests that Jesus was crucified in April.  More specifically, Jesus may have died either on April 7, 30 A.D. or April 3, 33 A.D., depending on the year of Jesus’ birth and the passover date immediately following his death.  The year 2007 is 1,987 years after death of Christ.  Although it occurred many years ago, I believe the date is still as relevant today as it was nearly two millennia ago.
 
Happy Good Friday to you and yours.
 

Books by MG EdwardsMG Edwards is a writer of books and stories in the thriller and science fiction-fantasy genres. He also writes travel adventures and children’s books. A former U.S. diplomat, he served in South Korea, Paraguay, and Zambia before leaving the Foreign Service to write full time.

Edwards is author of six books. His memoir, Kilimanjaro: One Man’s Quest to Go Over the Hill, was finalist for the Book of the Year Award and the Global eBook Award. He has published four children’s picture books in the World Adventurers for Kids Series: Alexander the Salamander; Ellie the Elephant; Zoe the Zebra; and a collection featuring all three stories. His book Real Dreams: Thirty Years of Short Stories is an anthology of 15 short stories.

Edwards lives in Taipei, Taiwan with his wife Jing and son Alex. He has also lived in Austria, Singapore and Thailand. For more books or stories by M.G. Edwards, visit his web site at www.mgedwards.com or contact him by e-mail at me@mgedwards.com or on Twitter @m_g_edwards.

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  1. Saksinee's Gravatar Saksinee
    April 6, 2007    

    Today is also a Thailand’s holidays…something about our first king….and the mid of this month is Thai’s new year…..nice to see you came out with many new blogs here….and Have a good Saturday & Sunday !!!

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