40 days/nights

John Ronning ronning at nis.za
Tue Sep 28 08:32:09 EDT 1999


Ian Hutchesson wrote:

> 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.
>
> Ian
>
>

The material from 1 Samuel 30 shows you that there is no need for such an hypothesis

John




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