In the year 31 AD, Jesus (Samson) was arrested after preparing and eating the Passover meal on the night of 1-15 but was executed 2 months later on 3-15 which was the date of a lunar eclipse. 3-15 is grape harvest and the New wine festival. The παρα-σκευή of the passover. The day of παρα-sychar (wine concoction).
Pilate, therefore, entered into the praetorium again, and called Jesus, and said to him, "You are the King of the Jews?"
Jesus answered, "Not an earthly king. I am a different sort of king" Pilate, therefore, said to him, "So you are a king then"
Pilate, therefore, having heard this word, brought Jesus without -- and he sat down upon the tribunal -- to a place called, Pavement,' even though according to Hebrew gabbatha it was the day of παρα-sychar (of the passover), and as it were the sixth hour (noon), and he said to the Jews, `behold, your king!'
But the people didn't understand what this meant so Pilate put on a little show to show them what it means. Pilate knew there would be a total eclipse that night.
Jesus was crucified 3 hours later at at 3 pm.
If 3 pm was the 1st hour of the crucifixion then 8 pm was the 6th hour.
And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the sun became Skotos, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
When the eclipse ended Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "My God, my God, why did you forsake me?”
Pilates symbolism would have been clear to the people of the time but unfortunately in the centuries that followed the new wine festival was expunged from the Bible (replaced by Pentecost), the lunar eclipse was forgotten, and God began to be thought of as being more like the Sun than the moon.
He was in the tomb at sunrise Thursday He arose Sunday morning.