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Three Days and Three Nights

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I'm not sure if this would be going off topic, but I've always been interested in asking this question:

1. If Jesus was killed and dead for three days and three nights, who was running the universe? 2. And who buried him and where? 3. And if Jesus is capable of dying, does that make death, or the angel of death, stronger than him?

Sounds like you never read the bible.
  • God ran the universe, as He always has. Jesus, when He came in the flesh, came to die for our sins as a final sacrifice.
  • Matthew 27:57-61: "Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb."
  • Jesus gave His life, nobody took it

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I'm not sure if this would be going off topic, but I've always been interested in asking this question:

If Jesus was killed and dead for three days and three nights, who was running the universe? And who buried him and where? And if Jesus is capable of dying, does that make death, or the angel of death, stronger than him?


It was His physical body that died, not His spirit.
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I'm not sure if this would be going off topic, but I've always been interested in asking this question:

If Jesus was killed and dead for three days and three nights, who was running the universe? And who buried him and where? And if Jesus is capable of dying, does that make death, or the angel of death, stronger than him?


It was His physical body that died, not His spirit.


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God

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 1:23

Became

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16

Man

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. Colossians 1:12-17

To Destroy Death

He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8

That All May Live

Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5:28-29

If They Would But Choose Life

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

And Yet Sadly

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts 26:28

Most Don't

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7:13-14

And Still

But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

God Calls, Come Sinner Come

I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:16-17

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I'm not sure if this would be going off topic, but I've always been interested in asking this question:

1. If Jesus was killed and dead for three days and three nights, who was running the universe? 2. And who buried him and where? 3. And if Jesus is capable of dying, does that make death, or the angel of death, stronger than him?

Sounds like you never read the bible.
  • God ran the universe, as He always has. Jesus, when He came in the flesh, came to die for our sins as a final sacrifice.
  • Matthew 27:57-61: "Now when evening had come, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus. This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given to him. When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting opposite the tomb."
  • Jesus gave His life, nobody took it


To be honest, yes, I have never read the whole bible but have read excerpts of it. Thank you for elaborating.
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I'm not sure if this would be going off topic, but I've always been interested in asking this question:

If Jesus was killed and dead for three days and three nights, who was running the universe? And who buried him and where? And if Jesus is capable of dying, does that make death, or the angel of death, stronger than him?


These are great questions but derail the original intent of the thread so I won't touch them here.


I thought it would be so, but due to my newness on this forum I'm not allowed to make new topics yet. It would be great if a knowledgeable scholar/student would make a new open topic for questions and answers whereby anyone may come and ask a question, and be replied to.



Greetings

I am new in here also,
but it sounds like one is looking for either a secular or a general theology thread...


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With all thats been debated on this thread, I still cannot believe Jesus did not mean what He said when He said He would be three days and three nights in the tomb.

If Jesus died and was buried just before sunset Friday, that will make one night and one day from Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.Then Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset would be another day and night, but Jesus rose from the dead on Saturday night, just before Sunrise Sunday Morning according to John 20:1.


"And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun." (Mark 16:2),

"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils" (Mark 16:9),

"Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them." (Luke 24:1),

"The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre." (John 20:1),

What happened to the other one or two days and nights Jesus said He would be in the tomb????

Jesus does not lie! Nor does Jesus try to dupe or confuse His followers! Were are these missing days and nights?????

Cheers, Haz.
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This topic comes up on Christian forums around Easter every year like clockwork! :grin: But I looked at the date of the OP and this thread was actually earlier! And every year it goes around and around in circles.

The way I see it, the issue of what 3 days means to people boils down to "inclusive reckoning" vs "actual 72 hours", and which theory they accept.

But for guys like me, I find it interesting in Scripture that Jesus actually defined the length of day (light):

"Are there not twelve hours in the day?"

Ironically, those folks who believe in "inclusive reckoning" state the Western time concepts are different than Jewish. However, this statement about the hours in a day was a Jewish way of reckoning time--- the Western nations as we know them were not even in existance yet. Because today we reckon the summer hours are longer, i.e. suppose Christ died in late April, there would be about 13 hours in a day by Western reckoning.

And also in that sense "3 days and 3 nights" to me ceases to be an idiom and I thus take the actual position.

I don't think the OP was actually answered. The closest I saw was a source authority quote that said that it could include parts of a day, not an actual documented event as the OP asked for. So when we are on the fence like this, I like to go to what Jesus stated, and as such John 11:9 was another precise mention of that matter (or else why say it?).

In addition, Everything had to be done by the feast days: Passover was the Lamb sacrificed, Unleavened Bread foreshadowed the first day in the tomb (the start of the 3 days) and Firstfruits (which began later in the week at sundown) foreshadowed His resurrection. Only a literal interpretation of Matthew 12:40 IMO fits this. Any other time line does not seem to satisfy Christ fulfilling them at the proper times, which were the very reasons for the feasts to begin with. That's my take, anyway.
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Qnts2,

re: "1 Cor 15:4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures... If Jesus died before sunset on Thursday...So [to?] get Sunday as the third day, Jesus had to have been crucified on Friday."


Well let's see. Two scriptures (Matthew 27:63 and Mark 8:31) say that He would be raised after three days. A literal reading of Matthew 12:40 requires a resurrection to take place after 3 days and Luke 24:21 also requires a resurrection after 3 days. So can it absolutely be ruled out when scripture says "on the third day" that it really means on the third day "after"?

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