Three Days and Three Nights in Matthew 12:40

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  1. rstrats

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    Jay,

    Since it appears that you are not a 6th day of the week crucifixion advocate you probably aren't aware of any examples.
     
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    Afraid not.
     
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    jay,
    re: "Afraid not."

    OK, perhaps someone new looking in will know of examples.
     
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    The Messiah said that 3 night times would be involved with His time in the "heart of the earth". However, there are those who believe that the Messiah died on the 6th day of the week and who think that the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb or at the earliest to the time between the leaving of His spirit from His body and His resurrection on the 1st day of the week. But this belief allows for only 2 night times to be involved. To reconcile this discrepancy some say that the Messiah was using common Jewish figure of speech/colloquial language. I am simply asking for examples to support that assertion of commonality; i.e., examples where a daytime or a night time was forecast to be involved with an event when no part of the daytime or no part of the night time could have occurred.
     
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    Since it's been awhile, maybe someone new visiting this topic may know of examples.
     
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    I was reading something from Basil of Caesarea the other day and he was not overly concerned with the 3 days and nights idiom in any sort of literal sense, but rather converted the figure into 40 hours in the tomb. He did this because of the symbolical importance of 40 in both Testaments: 40 years, 40 days, finally 40 hours. It made a lot of sense to me but I don't have the book -or the passage- at hand just now.
     
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    Shane R,

    I'm afraid your comment deals with issues with regard to a different topic.
     

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