The week between Palm Sunday and the Resurrection is the most detailed, event-filled sequence in all of the Gospels. Over the course of just a few days, a whole host of characters and factions appear on the stage, each playing a part in the drama of Jesus’ trial and crucifixion. Besides Jesus himself, there are the frightened and confused disciples; the scheming religious rulers; the fickle Jerusalem crowds; the aloof but brutal Romans; and more.
For those of you who find charts helpful for keeping such details straight, here’s a visual timeline that takes people and events from each of the four Gospel accounts and shows how they relate to each other:
(Click the image above for a full-size version. It’s also available in PDF.)
This visualization was released under a Creative Commons license, which means that you should feel free to print copies (we recommend printing the PDF) and share them with people at your church.
See this post for more information about how to read this timeline and what it does and doesn’t show.