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  1. Jim_Alaska

    Matthew 12:40

    Since this topic has such seeming importance to you, about the best I can do is refer you to one of the many excellent Bible programs that have wonderful search features. If you feel frustration because no one has been able to source the OP, then you should then source it yourself. Once you finish it would be only right to come back and tell us your results. The fact that Jesus said it and the Holy Spirit inspired the wording and God saw fit to preserve it for all mankind, is good enough for me. Here we can read the words of God himself and I don't feel that He needs a human interpreter, He said what he meant and he meant what he said. Mt 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. I guess my thought patterns are simple enough that I trust God to be able to impart His Word to me in a manner that I can understand it.
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  2. Hmmmn: please excuse my apparent clueless-ness here, but as I see it: 1) The OP here was yours, not someone here claiming such idiomatic usage. Why should we source it??? 2) Maybe nobody has sought to document such because they don't believe such and therefore can't bring themselves to the point of being bothered with the research??? 3) If the Lord had said 3 days, the idiom argument might has some valid consideration. However, it was Christ Jesus who said 3 days and 3 nights. So seeking to apply the above referenced logic to justify a Friday crucifixion runs as follows: Crucified on Fri pm (2nd half of 6th day) and buried (for sake of illustration) @ 5:59pm --- 1 day and counting. In tomb Fri pm and Sat am (the evening and the morning were the seventh day), now 2 days and one night - and counting. Resurrected at 6:01am (again, for sake of illustration) Sun am - so the evening and morning of the first day of the week now gives us ------------------- 3 days but only 2 nights . Remember, it was Jesus who was so picky as to distinguish 3 days and 3 nights for Jonas and again 3 days and 3 nights for Himself. Conclusion: Wed or Thurs crucifixion may be "debatable" but to have a Friday crucifixion requires either a fallible Scripture or an ignorant Jesus. With that in mind, I (personally) don't care if there is such an idiomatic usage or not since Scripture shows that Jesus was NOT speaking idiomatically or else didn't know exactly what He was saying.
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  3. My uncle took us out for Mexican tonight.
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