I don’t mean to open a can of worms, but I’m going to anyway. It has always bothered me that we remember Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday and his resurrection on Sunday morning. This just never jived with what I was reading in Scripture.
“For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”Matthew 12:40
These are the words of Jesus as he speaks to the Pharisees and teachers of the law as he asked for a miraculous sign. The way I count, what we consider doesn’t add up to 3 days and 3 nights. Am I right here?
My husband is always questioning things and will often be the devil’s advocate for the sake of deliberating a topic. So, when a friend gave him an article from BT Magazine covering this exact issue with a timeline, backed by Scripture and considering the annual Sabbath before the Festival of Unleavened Bread which was on Thursday, he gave me the article to read. I’m sure he thought I would try to debunk the claim, but it actually made a lot of sense to me! It explained the questions I’ve had all these years that I was afraid to ask for fear of being seen as a doubter.
I’ve never read this magazine before and I don’t claim to know what they are about, but here is the link to this article if you care to take the time to explore it, click here. I’d love to hear what you think about the possibility. Sometimes I think when we read the Bible we read it like it was written today. But we have to remember the perspective of the authors and how things were in the time it was written. Their days went from sundown to sundown, another thing to consider.
Just trying to make sense of the Word. I’m amazed at things that are becoming clearer the more I read and study the Bible. Praying, studying, listening and taking notes of sermons have all played a part in the way that God is opening my eyes.