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Papa Zoom

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Razeontherock,
re: "And I agree with you, that two previous occurrences is enough to establish a recognizable trend, making it understandable how Jesus being in the tomb for less than 40 hours can count as 3 days. That's something that's always bogged my mind too..."

That part doesn't boggle my mind, i.e., that less than 40 hours could have been counted as 3 calendar days. The issue in question is how can less that 40 hours count for 3 night times?
It's helpful when you reply to a comment by hitting the "post reply" on the message to which you are replying. You can also highlight text from a post and choose the +quote and then on the lower left of the text field choose "insert quotes." That way you'll get something like this:
but you’ll have to answer a couple of questions.
two examples in scripture.
article the link takes
the tomb for less than 40 hours can count as
Now, each one of those posters will get an "alert" that their post has been responded to and they can easily find the response, read it, and respond to that.

The way you're doing it doesn't send the alert. I hope this make sense to you. But if you do it the way the system is designed for, it's easier for the flow of discussions.
 

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And you can even highlight a quote, then select +quote and then highlight another quote, select +quote again (even from another post), etc. and it queues them all up for insertion later using “insert quotes” (plural). Very handy.

The issue in question is how can less that 40 hours count for 3 night times?
And that’s easy, as previously posted:
If you were to have posted a reply 2 hours before sunrise last night (Friday ‘night’) it is common use of language to refer to that post as occuring last night even though technically it’s very early before dawn (let’s say 4am 28 Apr). So let’s start a clock there (4 am 28 Apr) as night #1. Then at 4am 29 Apr ‘tonight’) that’s 24 hours (exactly) and thus night #2. 16 hours later is 8 pm on 30 Apr (i.e.early Sunday Night) just after dark which is night #3.

It's helpful when you reply to a comment by hitting the "post reply" on the message to which you are replying.
Yep, especially since the little up arrow ⬆ by the member’s name in the quote take you back to the post # from which it was quoted. That way, you can check context.

It’s also helpful to understand that people refer to night as anytime of day that it’s not daylight. Always have. That’s what the word means.
 

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chessman,
re: "And that’s easy, as previously posted: If you were to have posted a reply 2 hours before sunrise last night (Friday ‘night’)..."


My comment was based with regard to the specific length of time (probably less than 40 hours) between a 6th day of the week burial and a 1st day of the week resurrection.
 

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Since it's again been awhile, perhaps someone new looking in may know of examples.
 

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Maybe someone new visiting this topic who believes the crucifixion took place on the 6th day of the week, and who thinks the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb, and who tries to explain the lack of a 3rd night by saying that the Messiah was employing common figure of speech/colloquial language of the time, will have examples to support that position, i.e., that it was common to forecast or say that a daytime or a night would be involved with an event when no part of a daytime or no part of a night time could occur.
 

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I need to add to post #126 - "and who thinks that a calendar day began at sunset".
 

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