'Preparation' in the Bible
So get up and sanctify the people. Tell them, "Sanctify yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, because this is what the LORD God of Israel, says: "There are things turned over to destruction among you, Israel. You won't be able to defeat your enemies until you remove what has been turned over to destruction.
When the Israelis heard that announcement, the entire community of the Israelis gathered together at Shiloh in preparation for war.
The following day (that is, after the Day of Preparation), the high priests and Pharisees gathered before Pilate
She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body in preparation for my burial.
It was the Day of Preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath. Since it was already evening,
It was the Preparation Day, and the Sabbath was just beginning.
Now it was the Preparation Day for the Passover, about noon. He told the Jewish leaders, "Here is your king!"
Since it was the Preparation Day, the Jewish leaders did not want to leave the bodies on the crosses during the Sabbath, because that was a particularly important Sabbath. So they asked Pilate to have the men's legs broken and the bodies removed.
Because it was the Jewish Preparation Day, and because the tomb was nearby, they put Jesus there.