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  1. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Since it's again been awhile, perhaps someone new looking in may know of examples.
  2. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    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.
  3. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Since it's crucifixion week, someone new looking in may know of examples.
  4. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Yowm, re: "YHWH did say some straight forward things that obviously you, as an unbeliever, haven't accepted as straightforward. Here are a couple..." The first one seems pretty straightforward. The second one not so much.   re: " I wouldn't sweat over the minuscule items..." As I said, I'm simply curious. If it was common to forecast that a daytime or a night time would be involved with an event when no part of a daytime or no part of a night time could have occurred, I would very much like to see examples of such a practice.   re: "...are you playing 'gotcha'?" Even if that is one of my motivations, does it really matter to the validity of my question?
  5. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Someone new looking in may know of examples.
  6. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    I do, but those who think the crucifixion took place on the 6th day of the week do not.
  7. About Resurrection Sunday

    Delete.
  8. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    I wouldn't know where to start. So it doesn't seem unreasonable to ask those who believe in a 6th day of the week crucifixion/1st day of the week resurrection, and who try to explain the missing night time by saying that the Messiah was employing common idiomatic/figure of speech/colloquial language of the period, to provide examples to support their assertion.
  9. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Simply curious is all. If it was common to forecast that a daytime or a night time would be involved with an event when no part of a daytime or no part of a night time could have occurred, I would very much like to see examples of such a practice.
  10. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    kwikphilly, re: "Is that not the same as this...... " You didn't say what "this" is.   re: "Huh?" I don't understand your question.
  11. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    kwikphilly, re: "...what do you mean by common?" More than one example of something.   re: " Are you talking about other events that numbered days similarly(with part of a day or part of a night to mean a "day"?)" No.
  12. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    kwikphilly, re: "...I'm kind of surprised that you are still on the same subject..."   It's because no one has yet provided examples to support the idea that it was common to forecast that a daytime or a night time would be involved with an event when no part of the daytime or no part of the night time could occur.
  13. Is Matthew 12:40 using idiomatic language?

    Abdicate, re: "Is it your belief that Jesus was in the tomb for exactly 24 hours X 3? 72 hours? 4,320 minutes? 259,200 seconds?" No. But that's an issue for a different topic.   Perhaps someone new looking in may know of examples.
  14. About Resurrection Sunday

      I'm sorry, but just don't think the disciples would have been traveling seven miles on the weekly Sabbath, nor that the women would be doing work on the weekly Sabbath.
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