Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Since it was the preparation day,
the Jews did not want the bodies to remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a special day). They requested that Pilate have the men’s legs broken and that their bodies be taken away.
The next day, which followed the preparation day, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate
it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),
It was preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.
Now it was nine in the morning
when they crucified Him.
And they repeatedly came up to Him
and said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and were slapping His face.