Common Figure of Speech/Colloquial Language? Dec 16, 2018 10:53:06 GMT -6
Post by davewatchman on Dec 16, 2018 10:53:06 GMT -6
It looks like the cat has got my tongue.
Or i tried to explain it before but it wouldn't work.
It's because i am so sure of the specific day when Jesus ate the Passover with the disciples in the upper room, that understanding forces another deeper interpretation of the textual script.
I believe that Jesus was the God of the Old Testament, so He definitely knew the correct specifications of when to eat the Passover which was at conjunction on Thursday in AD30. The Jews, on the other hand, were using an erroneous calendar and in a rush to eat their Passover on the day after, the wrong day of Friday.
I believe also that Jesus had previously provided the definition of the "heart of the earth" as being more than just the tomb itself. Three days and three nights culminates on the "third" day. There's several cases where Jesus describes this sequence in the Gospels that ends with this "third" day, but also includes His capture, His being betrayed to the chief priests and scribes, His mock trial, being delivered to the gentiles, His scourging, the Crucifixion AND His time in the tomb.
Take a look at all the "third day" examples from the Gospels, especially Matthew 20:18. They all include the whole sequence of events that began with His capture on Thursday night. Even in Luke the sequence includes Him to "suffer", and then rise on the "third' day.. The countdown began at the hour He was betrayed and was captured and delivered into the hands of sinful man and all of his suffering and His Cruxifiction and then his time in the grave.
"From that time forth began Jesus to show unto His disciples, how that He must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day." - Matthew 16:21
"Jesus said unto them, the Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of man; and they shall kill Him, and the third day He shall be raised again." - Matthew 17:22
"Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles, to mock and to scourge, and to crucify Him, and the third day He shall rise again." - Matthew 20:18
"Son of man must suffer many things and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again." - Mark 8:31
"For He taught His disciples, and said unto them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill Him, and after that He is killed, He shall rise the third day." - Mark 9:31
"and they shall mock Him, and shall scourge Him, and shall spit upon Him, and shall kill Him, and the third day He shall rise again." - Mark 10:34
"Saying, the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain, and be raised the third day." - Luke 9:22
"Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished, for He shall be delivered unto the Gentiles and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on, and they shall scourge Him, and put Him to death, and the third day He shall rise again." - Luke 18:31
"The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of men, crucified, and the third day rise again." - Luke 24:7
"And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and have crucified Him. But we trusted that it had to be He which should have redeemed Israel, and besides all this, today is the third day since these things (plural) were done." - Luke 24:20
"And said unto them, thus it is written and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day." - Luke 24:46
And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Here's a couple of good notes on it when you get the chance: