Days » Th sixth day of the week called preparation day
The Jews therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for it was the preparation, (for the day of that sabbath was a great day,) demanded of Pilate that their legs might be broken and they taken away.
And when it was already evening, since it was the preparation, that is, the day before a sabbath,
(now it was the preparation of the passover; it was about the sixth hour;) and he says to the Jews, Behold your king!
There therefore, on account of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was near, they laid Jesus.