Third Day

Why Jesus was Raised "On the third day"

Here is a summary of my previous posts on why Jesus was resurrected on my third day:

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Why Jesus was Raised on the Third Day | Part 2

The Third Day in Genesis - Genesis 22 recounts the sacrifice of Isaac. After God calls for Abraham to sacrifice his son they took a servant and wood and “On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar” (Gen 22:4). It was on that day that YHWH provided a substitute and delivered Isaac from a death decree.

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Why Jesus was Raised on the Third Day | Part 3

In this section we will survey the two texts that picture the week as symbolic for history: Genesis 1 and Daniel 9:24-27. Furthermore, we will give special attention to the seventh day in each text. Finally, we will consider the relation between the third day and the seventh day in Daniel. This will serve as a transition to the last section of the paper that will expound the other texts that intimate a relation between the third and seventh day.

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Why Jesus was Raised on the Third Day | Part 1

There is a strange abundance of occurrences of events that happen in or after “three days” or on the “third day” in the Old Testament. This oddity is highlighted when juxtaposed to events that happen on the second or fourth day. The phrase “second day” or “two days” appears 18 times while “fourth day” or “four days” appears 8 times. In contrast, “three days” and “third day” occurs 79 times.

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