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An 1849 Currier & Ives lithograph shows the tumult surrounding Jesus' crucifixion.
"The day and date of the crucifixion (Good Friday) are known with a fair degree of precision," he said. In terms of textual clues to the date of the crucifixion, Williams quoted a Nature paper authored by Colin Humphreys and Graeme Waddington.
The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.” NEWS: Biblical Burial Box Reveals Clue About Death of Jesus To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.
Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B. and a seismic event that happened sometime between the years 26 and 36.
Williams is studying yet another possible natural happening associated with the crucifixion — darkness.
Three of the four canonical gospels report darkness from noon to 3 p.m. Such darkness could have been caused by a duststorm, he believes.