'Preparation' in the Bible
And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.