40 days/nights

Ian Hutchesson mc2499 at mclink.it
Mon Sep 27 15:44:57 EDT 1999

At 20.46 27/09/99 +0200, John Ronning wrote:
>Similarly Jesus said he would be "3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the
earth" (from
>which some folks insist he was crucified on a Thursday but then that gives
4 days and
>3 nights) but also that he would rise "on the 3rd day."

I would have thought, John that the difference comees from two different
traditions, one based on the sign of Jonah, ie as Jonah was in the belly of
the sea for three days and three nights, Jesus was in the belly of the
earth for three days and three nights.


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