[b-hebrew] three days

Jerry Shepherd jerry.shepherd at taylor-edu.ca
Wed Jun 16 17:14:44 EDT 2004

Dr. Jerry E. Shepherd
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tony Costa [mailto:tmcos at rogers.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 3:04 PM
> To: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] three days
> Yigal, if I may also add, the 3 days are also mentioned in Gen.22:4
> (NASB),
> "On the third day Abraham raised his eyes and saw the place from a
> distance.", in Exod.19:10-11 (NASB), "The LORD also said to Moses, "Go
> the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash
> garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third
> the
> LORD will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people."
> Another
> place is Esther 4:16 (NASB), ""Go, assemble all the Jews who are found
> Susa, and fast for me;  do not eat or drink for three days, night or
> I
> and my maidens also will fast in the same way. And thus I will go in
> the
> king, which is not according to the law; and if I perish, I perish."
> It appears from all these passages that the third day is the day of
> redemption, salvation and revelation. In Hosea 6:2 (NASB), the same
> thought
> is evident, "He [God] will revive us after two days; He will raise us
> on
> the third day, That we may live before Him." Three appears also as the
> numer
> of witness and attestation since 2 or 3 witnesses were necessary to
> establish a case in judicial proceedings. In the NT this idea of 3
days is
> important as the third day is the day of the resurrection of Jesus.
> story of Jonah being in the stomach of the great fish is used in the
NT as
> an analogy of Jesus' entombment for  3 days prior to his resurrection.
> (Matthew 12:40) It would appear that the same is happening in the
cases of
> Ezra and Nehemiah. Best regards,
> Tony Costa
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>
> To: "b-hebrew" <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>;
> <biblical-studies at yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2004 5:33 PM
> Subject: [b-hebrew] three days
> When Ezra sets out for Judah, he waits for three days before setting
> (8:15). Upon arrival at Jerusalem, he waits another three days (9:32).
> does Nehemiah (2:11).
> What's with the tree days?
> Any ideas?
> Yigal Levin
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