Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
[Jesus laughs as he watches his disciples offering a prayer to God before passover.] Disciples: Why are you laughing at us? Jesus says that he is laughing not at them but at their strange idea of pleasing their God.
Yeshua 's mother was Miriam [Mary] … This is as they say about her in the Pumbeditha: This one strayed from [was unfaithful to] her husband. … He is guilty as a beguiler who says, "I will worship (other gods)," … In the case of any one who is liable to death penalties enjoined in the Law, it is not proper to lie in wait for him except he be a beguiler … [as] they did to Ben Stada whom they hanged on the eve of the passover. … The husband of his mother was called Stada, and her seducer Pandera.
It was the preparation of the passover - For this reason both the Jews and Pilate were desirous to bring the matter to a conclusion. Every Friday was called the preparation, (namely, for the Sabbath .) And as often as the passover fell on a Friday, that day was called the preparation of the passover.