On Mon, 20 Nov 1995 ZZZZZZZZ wrote:
This comes from a list of reasons why humanists don't believe the Bible. I picked up their document from America On-Line. It is also a question I've had, but have never had answered. Jesus said he was going to be in the earth (buried) for three days and three nights. If he died on Friday and rose on Sunday morning, how is this three days and three nights.
This is one of the easier ones...the Jews counted PART of a day or night as
a WHOLE day or nite, so part of Friday, all of Sat, part of Sun would be
'three days and three nights'--it was a Hebrew idiom of the day...
We do the same thing of course...if I say I worked at the office all day,
'all day' normally doesn't mean 24 hours...it means most of the daylight
hours or whatever...
This fits with the other predictions that says 'on the third day'...