The King said: My son, I would be glad to correct a great error that I made many years ago. I see that you were obedient and brought with you the books that I asked you to bring. Good. Open up your Greek English Interlinear New Testament to Matthew 28:1. What does it say?
I said: O’ King it is all Greek to me, here you look at it. Οψε δε σαββατων, τη επιφωσκουση ειω μιαν σαββατων, ηλθεν Μαριαμ η Μαγδαληνη και η αλλη Μαρια θεωρησαι τον ταφον.
The King said: You do not need to read Greek, just look at the literal English translation underneath each verse of the Greek. What does it say?
I said: O’ King, it says, “Evening but of Sabbaths, in the dawning on in one of Sabbaths went Mariam the Magdalene and the other Maria to watch the tomb.”
O’ King, the literal Greek is hard to read, it seems to be somewhat reverse to English. Furthermore, why does the Greek have the word Sabbath two times in that one verse and omits the phrase “first day of the week?”
The King said: That is correct, the verse speaks of “two Sabbaths,” not one Sabbath and one Sunday. Here son, let me put that into simple words for you. Here is the literal interpretation. “After the Passover Sabbath was past and as it begin to dawn early in the morning on the other Sabbath came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to the tomb.” The other Sabbath was the weekly Sabbath.
You see my son, they crucified our Lord the same day they killed the Passover Lambs. That day was called The Preparation Day for Passover. The next day is High Sabbath, or High day, which is the same as The Passover Sabbath. See John 19:31.
Yes, I know, you think Friday is the preparation day, and it is the preparation for the weekly Sabbath. However, Christ was crucified the day before Passover. They crucified Christ on the preparation day for the Passover, which happened to be on Wednesday of that week of that year.
Now the other Sabbath or next Sabbath was three days latter, which was the weekly Sabbath, same as our Saturday.
Look at it again in the Greek. You can see the two Sabbaths clearly enough without being a Greek scholar.
Οψε δε σαββατων, τη επιφωσκουση ειω μιαν σαββατων, ηλθεν Μαριαμ η Μαγδαληνη και η αλλη Μαρια θεωρησαι τον ταφον.