When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. Jesus would lay down in the next breath the principle that spiritual kinship with Jesus is far more important than fleshly relationship; and, if there had been no fleshly relationship with the brothers, it is unlikely Jesus would have used such an analogy. After two days he will revive us;On the third day he will restore us,that we may live in his presence (Hos 6:1-2). 14:7; Joel 1:10; 2:18-19). . Proverbs 2 Proverbs 4 ... including commentaries and Study Bible notes. A similar scenario is present when Rehoboam specifies three days as the time needed for him to deliver his decision relative to the request of Jeroboam and the northern tribes as to more lenient royal policies (1 Kgs 12:5, 12; cf. In astrology, the sun officially transitions into a new sign of the zodiac at the 33rd degree (a concept well-known long before Christianity). Thus Rehab instructed the Hebrew spies to hide for three days before attempting to rejoin the Israelite forces with their report (Josh 2:15-16).42 During the era of the judges, the Israelite tribes, which were seeking to avenge the Benjaminite atrocity against the Levites concubine, waited and sought the Lord’s mind before going up to confront the forces of Benjamin at Gibeah on the third day (Judg 20:29). Exod 3:18; 8:27).22 The fleeing Hebrews went three days without finding water in the Desert of Shur (Exod 15:22). Still later after the ship that was carrying him to Rome to stand trial was wrecked in a storm, he and his captives stayed on the island of Malta for three months (Acts 28:11). 31 Hosea’s use of threefold patterning is found so frequently throughout his prophecy that it may be said to be a characteristic mark of his literary style. Thus Peter testified to this at Cornelius’ house, “God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. TPT: The Passion Translation Several other examples may be cited. A three-ply cord cannot be cut.” Seow goes on to observe, “The point of the proverb in the context of the Gilgamesh Epic is that people are better able to cope with crises if there is solidarity and if they help one another. In connection with the former goal, it may be noted that one frequently encounters a threefold literary pattern in the Scriptures. ; Grand Rapids: Baker, n.d.], 381, 382) that the number three is “the number of divine fullness in unity” and the number seven “being the sum of four and three, may naturally be supposed to symbolize some mystical union of God with the world, and accordingly may be called the sacred number of the covenant between God and his creatures.”. Every man who accepts His witness and thus declares that Jesus is true, in that very act attests, sets his seal to, the declaration that God is true. When the Hebrews neared the Jordan River they were informed, “Three days from now you will cross the Jordan here to go in and take possession of the land the LORD your God is giving you for your own” (Josh 1:11; cf. He that hath received His testimony hath set his seal to this: that God is true. What does Mark 3:33 mean? ; 5 vols. 22 The Temple Scroll from Qumran specifies that, “you shall not slaughter clean cattle or sheep or goat in any of your towns, within a distance of three days’ journey from my sanctuary”; (Vermes, Dead Sea Scrolls, 171). Therefore, the rebuilding of the walls progressed successfully despite the opposition and ridicule of the local officials. Lord does not refuse to go out through any, the least, inattention to his mother; he wishes hereby, to teach us the preference we should give to the business of our heavenly Father, before that of our earthly parents. When David was not allowed to accompany the Philistine forces to the battle at Aphek (1 Sam 29:1-11), he was forced to return to Ziklag in Philistine territory. ", To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary. Although M. R. Wilson (“Passover,” in The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [rev. For further examples of the number three in Akkadian, see The Assyrian Dictionary H, Part 1 (eds. by offering an alternative name for it: ‘The Feast of Unleavened Bread.” The redemptive significance of Passover with its emphasis on the importance of the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (cf. Verse 33. 49 The resurrection best accounts for the origin of the New Testament, the Christian message and the Christian church. ed. Once again not only is the purity of the day emphasized, but the day is one of healing and spiritual activity. 33. Who is my mother, &c.] Bishop Ridley is likewise said to have been very kind to his kinsfolks, yet not bearing with them any otherwise than right would require. Additional Testimony By John The Baptist About Jesus. Related Topics: Theology, Bibliology (The Written Word), Bible Study Methods, Dr. Richard Patterson holds an (A.B., Wheaton College; M.Div., Northwest Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M. 9-12) the point is that there is strength in numbers. 1 * a Eliashib the high priest and his priestly kinsmen took up the task of rebuilding the Sheep Gate. A mere prophet might be unfaithful or might err. It works … I and my maids will fast as you do. The men of Timnah were stumped by Samson’s riddle for three days (Judg 14:14) and King Rehoboam gave Jeroboam and the delegation of Israelites a three day waiting period as he considered their petition for less stringent royal demands (1 Kgs 12:5; cf. In his years of service he has been Professor at Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary, and Northwest Bap... More. Bible: John 3 Conversation with Nicodemus 3:1 Now a certain man , a Pharisee 1 named Nicodemus , who was a member of the Jewish ruling council , 2 3:2 came to Jesus 3 at night 4 and said to him , “Rabbi , we know that you are a teacher who has come from God . As Walter Kaiser, Jr. remarks, “He feared God (v. 12) and believed that God would ‘provide’ (vv. 51 It is interesting to note that by analogy the motif of the third day has significant ties to the activities on the Old Testament Feast of Passover-Unleavened Bread, which commemorated God’s redemption of Israel. Thus on the third day Laban learned that Jacob had fled with his wives and property (Gen 31:22). The third day, then, can signal the issuing of a decision or further action that is to take place. 48 Interestingly, Jesus’ words were used against Him at His trial (Matt 26:61; Mark 14:58) and were hurled at Him by mocking onlookers as He hung on the cross (Mark 15:29). 3:33. Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true. Thus the angels instructed the women who came to Jesus’ tomb on the third day, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? Talbot Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles)
AMP. A three-month period also figures in some matters. He also prophesies against the Northern Kingdom by addressing Ephraim, Israel, and Samaria with its king (10:6-7); and portrays the Lord as a lily, cedar of Lebanon, and an olive tree (14:5) as well as picturing the Lord as comparing Himself to a lion, leopard, and a bear robbed of its cubs (13:7-8), while likening His restored people to a lion’s cubs, birds, and doves (11:10-11).31, As indicated above, many details in the Scriptures are enumerated in terms of the number three.32 In many cases, however, in addition to its conventional use, the number three carries with it accompanying implications or expectations. The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked, but He blesseth the habitation of the just. 13-17), as reflected in the poetic declaration, Look after your own house, O David! Yet it should be pointed out that it is not always easy to determine whether a number, even one that in some cases appears to be symbolic, is being used in a literal or symbolic sense or both.29 Even granted the symbolic use of some numbers in the Bible, one need not dismiss the conventional meaning of numbers altogether in most texts, especially in straight historical narrative.30. For example, on Mount Carmel Elijah had the sacrifice doused with water three times to demonstrate that there was no human chance that the sacrifice could be consumed. Mark 3:33. , etc., who is my mother, and (who) my brothers? VS 10-11: "The third angel sounded his trumpet, and a great star, blazing like a torch, fell from the sky on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water-the name of the star is Wormwood. Both intended significances are thus held in tension simultaneously. John 3:33, ESV: "Whoever receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true." 34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! Here again the third day motif may well send a signal that important developments are to follow. Before Peter journeyed to Cornelius’ house, he was instructed via a vision three times to eat animals previously declared to be unclean (Acts 10:9-16). Willem A. VanGemeren; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), 4:144-146. 20:3; Jonah 1:17; Mt. Even after Jesus’ ascension the teaching concerning Christ’s resurrection on the third day was still fresh in the apostles’ minds as they bore witness to the truth. Nevertheless, in answer to his prayer the Lord sent the fire, which “fell and burnt up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and licked up the water in the trench” (1 Kgs 18:38). anything at all.” Bruce K. Waltke and Cathi J. Fredricks (Genesis [Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001], 428) take the words “good or bad” to mean that Laban is to take no “legal action that will harm Jacob (see 31:29).” So also Victor P. Hamilton (The Book of Genesis Chapters 18-50 [NICOT; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1995], 299) remarks that the disputed phrase “does not mean that Laban is not allowed to speak ‘ any word at all’ against Jacob. And he answereth them and saith, Who is my mother and my brethren? Every three years King Solomon’s trading fleet returned “carrying gold, silver and ivory, and apes and baboons” (1 Kgs 10:22). ; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006), 15:122. I Cor. From ver. ; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1988), 268. The number of turns in a complete sequence of human DNA equals 33. 4. (For the opposite, see 1 John 5:10. Moses’ mother was able to conceal her baby for three months (Exod 2:3; cf. 32 What He has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony. A Berkeley Mickelsen (Interpreting the Bible [Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1963], 272-274) calls particular attention to the number twelve in John’s Apocalypse as signifying the people of God, a conclusion also shared by Barr who points out that twelve is “also the product of 3 and 4.”, 29 See the discussion by P. P. Jenson, “SlS/hSlS,” in New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, (ed. Qohelet intimates that because life’s journey is difficult and perilous, it is better that one not face it alone” (pp. 46 Although most probably a conventional meaning is attached to the third day, it is interesting to speculate whether it was more than historical coincidence when Ezra and the people of Israel completed the Temple “on the third day of the month of Adar” (Ezra 6:15). Asa’s reforms were celebrated in Jerusalem in the third month of his fifteenth year of reign (2 Chron 15:10). And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place” (Luke 24:21). Learn more Start my trial Back . an apparently harsh question, but He knew what they had come for. In the verse before us a further reason is given why the prosperity of the wicked is … Frank E. Gaebelein et. 35 “Three, Third,” in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (eds Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III; Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1998) 866. Do not eat or drink for three days night or day. ASV. Does debt affect giving in modern times in light of the Israelite tithe and slaves? Shimei obeyed this restriction for three years, but when two of his slaves fled from him, he left the city to retrieve them, an action that was to cost him his life (vv. Thus Barr points to the number three as one of the numbers used in a special symbolic sense in John’s Apocalypse.28 It comes as little surprise, then, to note that the number three and its multiple compounds occur more than a score of times in the Book of Revelation. The 33rd time Jacob's name is found in scripture he promised to give a tenth of all he hadto God when he had a vision of a ladder reaching to heaven. 2:2; 10:22; 2 S. 24:13; Isa. Proverbs 3:33. CHAPTER 3. 9-14) after which He confirmed to Abraham the earlier promises in the Abrahamic Covenant (vv. Indeed, the number three or its compounds occurs hundreds of times. Multiple threes (333) are used in Biblical discussions of the Promised Land. For example, “A cord of three strands is not easily broken” (Eccles 4:12). 43 Walter C. Kaiser, Jr., Toward an Old Testament Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1978), 89. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL … As could be expected, after the Lord’s self-revelation and instructions to the assembled multitude, more was to follow. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. Pope goes on to provide examples of the use of the number three in Akkadian, Egyptian and Hebrew literature. 33 to the end of the discourse the contrast is continued between the condition of the wicked and the just, the scornful and the lowly, the wise and the fools. 3:1-4). 36 For other notable motifs, see Alexander Altmann , ed., Biblical Motifs (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1966); Gerhard F. Hasel, The Remnant (Berrien Springs: Andrews University Press, 1974); Tremper Longman III and Daniel G. Reid, God Is a Warrior (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995). A third of the waters turned bitter, and many people died from the waters that had become bitter." Similarly, on the third day Joshua and the Israelites learned that the Gibeonites had used deception when Israel made a treaty with them and so set out for their cities. As expected, Nehemiah’s survey was to lead to a report to the Jews living there concerning the pressing need to rebuild the walls and of God’s provision together with that of the Persian king to do so. 33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? Because of the solemn and sacred nature of the previous agreement, however, the Israelites could not violate the peace treaty that they had made with the Gibeonites. John 3:33. “For the third year … there was a direct divine command: ‘Sow and reap, plant vineyards and eat fruit.’ Here was direct assurance that the people might resume normal agricultural activities with full expectation of eating the fruits of their labor. . 34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and two hundred. During David’s reign a three-year famine caused the king to seek “the face of the LORD” (2 Sam 21:1). Likewise those who later heard or read of the incident would be familiar with the various possible emphases in the choice. Seeing 333 is a divine reminder that God, the … Rather, even if he feels that he has a legitimate grievance, Laban is not to prosecute and take (legal) action against Jacob.”, 39 To be avoided here is any attempt to see some mystical significance in the mention of the third and seventh days such as might be applied on the basis of the details in Milton S. Terry ( Biblical Hermeneutics [reprint ed. For example, Jesus’ threefold restoration of Peter (John 21:15-17), who previously had denied Him three times (Luke 22:54-62) even as the Lord had predicted (Matt 26:34; Mark 14:30; John 13:38), tends to underscore the certainty of the Lord’s recommissioning of His disciple. He that hath received his witness hath set his seal to this, that God is true. . V T 12 (1969): 302-311. Bible App for Kids. In some contexts the third day appears to emphasize the presence of new information that will generate further activity. The motif of the third day therefore reaches its climax in the fact of the resurrection on the third day. Whoever accepts His testimony has certified that God is truthful. It seems apparent from the scriptural record that the third day was selected for a given activity or matter at hand for some distinct purpose and attendant emphasis, which those who were involved in the situation understood. Indeed, the third day here reflects the fact that after the prescribed waiting period, important decisions were to be made on the third day. In each instance involving the employment of the number three or a series of three, of course, the full context (and perhaps the characteristic style of the author) must be the determining factor of the precise use and significance or nuance, which was intended to be conveyed. His brothers are James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas—not the traitor, this was a very common name in that culture (Matthew 13:55). This was especially true for the traveler in the ancient Near East. In accordance with the presence of the third day motif, the reader expects more to follow. For it is Christ’s resurrection that provides for the fullness of life and vitality, which believers enjoy. John 3:33, NASB: "'He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true." They will kill him, and on the third day he will be raised to life” (Matt 17:22-23). John 3:33, NIV: "Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful." Remember how he told you while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again’” (Luke 24:5-7). In both instances, the subsequent action was favorable. For example, Noah had three sons (Gen 6:10) and Job had three daughters (Job 1:2; cf. See “Third Day,” in Dictionary of Biblical Imagery (eds. In context (vv. Elohimappears 33 times in Genesis' story of creation. Such began as early as His first miracle at Cana of Galilee where He said to the Jews, “Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days” (John 2:19). Indeed, the Lord went on to reveal the final end of that new period of service in Peter’s own crucifixion (John 21:18-19). In some cases the number three may signify completeness or finality. Angelic numerology is unique in that it allows a person to look into the future and find out what awaits him. Such came in God’s issuing of the Ten Commandments (Exod 20:1-17; cf. These numbers may be interpreted in various ways. - See on Matthew 12:46-50; (note). 26 Richard D. Patterson and Hermann J. Austel, 1 & 2 Kings (Vol. 1 of 1. Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous. A three-year period appears in some of the accounts of the New Testament as well. 2:22; cf. Most of these display a conventional use such as to mark quantity whether in enumerating persons, things, or activities. It is then that the emphasis of the third day as one of spiritual activity and completeness finds its culmination in Christ’s finished redemptive work. For further examples of numerical sequences, see Wolfgang M. W. Roth, “The Numerical Sequence x/x + 1 In the Old Testament,”. Lamentations 2 Lamentations 3:33 Lamentations 4 Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. 9:4). 47 Ryken, Wilhoit, Longman III, eds., “Third Day,” 864. Israelite men were required to appear before the Lord three times in a year: “Three times a year all your men must appear before the LORD your God at the place he will choose: at the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles” (Deut 16:16). 37 Kenneth A. Mathews (Genesis 11:27-50:2 [The New American Commentary; Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2005], 522) assumes that both the third day and the seven days here “probably are formulaic expressions relatively shorter and longer durations, not to be taken as ten actual days.” Mathews’ opinion is shared by many commentators due to the fact that the distance from Haran to Gilead was several hundred miles—far too long to be able to cover that distance in such a short time. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead” (Acts 10:40-41). We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. In this answer Jesus shows that he brooks no interference on the score of earthly relationships, and explodes the idea of his subserviency to his mother. Likewise, the boundaries of Gilead may have extended further in the patriarchal period so as to be nearer Damascus. . For three years you are to consider it forbidden; it must not be eaten” (Lev 19:23). 32 James Muilenburg (“Form Criticism and Beyond,” in The Bible in Its Literary Milieu [eds. For God Himself supplied a substitute for the sacrifice (vv. Still later Jesus reminded his assembled disciples, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem” (Luke 24:45s46).50. Indeed, the number three or its compounds occurs hundreds of times. Ver. Proverbs 3:30 - 3:33. They, however, do play a role in God's covenant with Abraham, Israel's possession of the Promised Land and Jesus' relationship with his physical family. 25 For the motif concerning such social classes, see Richard D. Patterson, “The Widow, the Orphan, and the Poor in the Old Testament and the Extra-Biblical Literature,” BSac 130 (1973): 223-234. Paul boldly proclaimed to the Corinthian Christians: For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the twelve (1 Cor 15:3-5). 44 George H. Guthrie (“Hebrews,” in Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament [eds. Jesus repeatedly stressed the message of His coming death and resurrection on the third day, calling it His “goal” (Luke 13:32). Cancel at any time. New York: Penguin Books, 1991), 100. Thereafter the first day of the week appropriately became the day of worship and celebration in the early church (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor 16:2). Contra Robert Alter (The Five Books of Moses [New York: W. W. Norton, 2004], 170) who remarks that the phrase “either good or evil” is an idiom meaning “lest you speak . Peter was to realize the significance of the vision and so could later testify, “God has shown me that I should not call any man impure or unclean” (Acts 10:28; cf. 33 He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true. In fact, Beyse suggests that “three years … play a more important role” than a period of three months.24 A three year period figures in the instructions to the Hebrews concerning their conduct after they enter the Promised Land: “When you enter the land and plant any kind of fruit tree, regards its fruit as forbidden. Mark 8:31; Luke 9:22). Amos 4:4), which was to be collected for the needs of the Levites and the underprivileged members of society such as the alien, the widow, and the poor (Deut 26:12).25 During the reign of King Jehoshaphat of Judah because “his heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD,” in his third year of reign he sent officials to “teach in the towns of Judah” (2 Chron 17:6-7). Isaiah prophesied that “within three years … Moab’s splendor and all her many people will be despised, and her survivors will be very few and feeble” (Isa 16:14). Here again one expects that a significant decision that will affect relations between the northern and southern tribes would be made. For the original text in transliteration, see Cyrus H. Gordon, Ugaritic Textbook (Analecta Orientalia 38; Rome: Pontificium Institutum Biblicum, 1965, 170). 33 The Lord 's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. 8, 14--yir'eh) so that he and the lad would be able to rejoin the party waiting at the base of Mount Moriah (v. 5).”43 To this the writer of Hebrews also testifies, “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. 12:8).”27 In all of this the conventional understanding of the number three need not be set aside. . Free Reading Plans and Devotionals related to S. Lucas 3:33. In a few minutes, this writer counted fifty such seven-word jewels, and their total number might be well in excess of one hundred. John 3:33. For example, Noah had three sons (Gen 6:10) and Job had three daughters (Job 1:2; cf. Proverbs 3:33 ESV - The LORD’s curse is on… | Biblia 13 In him you also, when you heard ethe word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, fwere sealed with the gpromised Holy Spirit, 14 who is hthe guarantee4 of our iinheritance until jwe acquire kpossession of it,5 lto the praise of his glory. Although it is difficult to think of Hosea’s prophecy concerning Israel’s future healing and restoration as a prediction of Christ’s resurrection, it is interesting that mankind’s spiritual healing is associated with the motif of the third day. Rev 1:10). Mark 3:33-35. Who is my mother and my brethren? Leland Ryken, James C. Wilhoit, and Tremper Longman III; Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 1998), 864. Likewise, Abraham obeyed the Lord’s instructions and was prepared to offer his only son Isaac on the third day of his journey to Moriah (Gen 22:4). John 3:33, KJV: "He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true." The number three appears often in measurements of time as well. 33 The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.. 34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.. 35 The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools. Still later, during the Assyrian siege of Jerusalem God gave to Hezekiah a sign of deliverance and renewed activity (2 Kgs 19:29; cf. That Jesus died and rose again bodily on the third day is abundantly attested in the Scriptures, which contain several lines of evidence, including the empty tomb in which lay Christ’s undisturbed grave clothes (Mark 16:6; John 20:6-7), the displacement of the massive tombstone (Matt 28:2) that was guarded by trained Roman soldiers (Matt 27:62-66), the transformation of the disciples perspective from one of utter despair and disbelief to absolute certitude—a conviction for which they would and many did die (e.g., cf. God created the earth (including the day he rested) in seven days ( Genesis 1-2 ). Jesus’ teaching was apparently well known, for Matthew reports that as He lay in the tomb the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate and said, “Sir, … we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again’” (Matt 27:63). For that completion was followed by a time of joyous celebration in dedicating the Temple to the Lord and installing priests “for the service of God at Jerusalem” (vv. The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the … Isaiah himself went “stripped and barefoot for three years, as a sign and portent against Egypt and Cush” (Isa 20:3). Use Your Natural Abilities and Express Your Creativity. Her people were allowed to take steps to deliver themselves and the Jew-hating Haman was put to death. alongside The New Christian Canon and Doctrine of the Lord (Rogers translation) #35 John Maier and Vincent Tollers; Grand Rapids: Eedmans, 1979], 376) points out that “threefold repetition of a keyword within a singlr strophe…is so frequent and the words are so strategically placed that it cannot be said to be fortuitous.”. 1 “LORD Almighty, God of Israel, the anguished soul, the dismayed spirit cries out to you. Luke 24:11 with Acts 2:32), and ten post-resurrection appearances of Jesus, in five instances on the third day alone (e.g., Matt 28:1-10; Mark 16:6, 9-13; Luke 24:1-35; cf. KJ21. It should be noted at the outset that the biblical authors’ use of the number three is abundantly attested. In some instances the decision to be reached on the third day is preceded by careful spiritual preparation. Who is my mother? “In that position he was able not only to prepare Pharaoh’s people for a coming time of famine but also to aid in his family’s migration to Egypt.”45. The presence of the third day motif at the beginning of the narrative not only reinforces David’s expected reaction but points to the probable success of his mission (cf. He who had received the promise was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even thought God had said to him, ‘It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.’ Abraham reasoned that God could raise the dead, and figuratively speaking he did receive Isaac back from death” (Heb 11:17-19).44, Several other contexts utilizing this motif reflect the thought that the special activity on the third day also bears a spiritual impress. After the slaying of his brother, “Absalom fled and went to Geshur, he stayed there three years” (2 Sam 13:38). Neither does he consider his brethren as beneath his attention, but prefers spiritual before temporal duties; and shews us, that a religious union of hearts and feelings is far more lasting, and better rooted than any other ties of affinity or friendship whatsoever. Try it for 30 days FREE. Indeed, after Peter’s great confession of Christ, Jesus taught that He “must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (Matt 16:21; cf. 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