Yeshua/Jesus died before the evening of the 14th of the 1st moon, 6th day of the week, and rose in the evening of the 16th of the 1st moon, 1st day of the week, when using Hebraic Inclusive Time this is three days and three nights.
The heart of the earth is where spirits go when we physically die. Not when our bodies are put into a grave or a tomb.
Great article showing how Yeshua/Jesus did indeed was in the heart of the earth, aka dead not in a tomb, for three days and three nights. Which also gets into how Hebrews use Inclusive Time. I disagree with the author on when the new moon is, as Philo tells us it is the dark conjunction and not the moon that is full of light or first sliver which came later after the destruction of the second temple as recorded in the Talmud. Also corrects some mistranslations that goes along with this issue.
Three Days and Three Nights Sign of Yonah (Jonah) Riddle Solved
Below is a quote from What is Inclusive Reckoning? to help us see that the Hebrews used inclusive time, meaning that any part of a day is counted as a full day.
The clearest Biblical demonstration of inclusive counting is in the New Testament (see Acts 10:30 where a period of 72 hours is reckoned as “four days ago,” not “three”), but an Old Testament example is in 2 Kings 18:9-10. The siege of Samaria lasted from the fourth to the sixth year of Hezekiah, which is equated with the seventh to the ninth year of Hoshea, and yet the city is said to have been taken “at the end of three years.” In modern usage we would say two years, by straight subtraction. Obviously the Bible writer reckoned inclusively (years four, five, and six totaling three years).
What is Inclusive Reckoning?
The following article shares from examples from the Old Testament/Tanak that can only be explained by Hebraic Inclusive Time as they would not work with Hellenistic Exclusive Time. Also quotes Albert Barnes, Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible, John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible, A Commentary on the Old and New Testaments by Robert Jamieson, The People’s New Testament (1891) by B. W. Johnson, and Philo regarding how the scriptures use Inclusive Time.
It is absolutely a MUST to understand how the Bible and ancient Isrell counted, or else it is impossible to harmonize scripture or understand when to keep the appointed times of YHWH.
Three Days and Three Nights shows that Hebrews use Inclusive Time by showing examples of such from the Old Testament/Tanak and the New Testament. Also share a quote from the Jewish Encyclopedia.
A short time in the morning of the seventh day is counted as the seventh day; circumcision takes place on the eighth day, even though, of the first day only a few minutes after the birth of the child, these being counted as one day.
Jewish Encyclopedia, Volume 4, page 475
Three Days and Three Nights talks about the importance of understanding how Hebrews counted time, because without that knowledge scriptures can appear to contradict each other when they really are not.
The only way we can harmonize all of these apparently contradictory statements of Jesus is to understand them in the light of inclusive reckoning of time. This was the method used throughout the Bible in computing time, and we must apply the same method now, unless we want mass confusion. The unreasonable insistence upon the use of twentieth century English idioms of speech to interpret first century Greek or Hebrew has led to some extreme views indeed. Jesus and His friends spoke and wrote in harmony with the common literacy usage of the day, and that usage recognized inclusive reckoning of time. In simple language, this means that any part of a day was counted as a whole day.
Three Days and Three Nights
Wednesday Cruci-FICTION is primarily a republishing of already shared article, but it has some of it’s own content in the start and end of the article.