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Acts 10:30

Acts 10:30 has Cornelius saying "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour;..."  We don't know what day it was, but let's say  for the purpose of this question that it was a Thursday when he made the statement. To what day of the week would you think he was referring?
Ketty

Re: Acts 10:30

rstrats wrote:
Acts 10:30 has Cornelius saying "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour;..."  We don't know what day it was, but let's say  for the purpose of this question that it was a Thursday when he made the statement. To what day of the week would you think he was referring?


Why do you think the day is significant?
Paul

Presumably Monday, as the Thursday (and therefore the Monday also) would be counted as a whole day, irrespective of the actual time of day he made that statement.
gone

Does it really matter?
Paul

Floo wrote:
Does it really matter?


I don't don't know. It would help if rstrats expanded a bit more on his question.
cyberman

I don't think it is the day itself which this is about, but about the use of language. I believe that rstrats is making the point that someone can describe a period of three days as four days, as in this example. If something happened on Monday and it is now Thursday, they might simply count the days "Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday = 4", whereas in fact of course it would only be three days ago. If the thing happened on Monday, one day later it is Tuesday, two days later it is Wednesday and three days later it is Thursday.

I am speculating a lot here because, as Paul points out, rstrats never explains what he is getting at.

I think the significance of this is to do with the resurrection. I think it is to do with the difference between saying something happened "on the third day" and saying it happened "after three days".

People sometimes refer to Jesus being in the tomb for three days. But the story as it is described in the Gospels shows him being in the tomb for about a day and a half (from some time on Friday afternoon to sometime overnight in the wee small hours of Sunday).

I don't know what rstrats thinks about any of this, because he never says.

Oh and there's a story about Jonah which some people think is problematic in light of this. (Jesus uses the story of Jonah being in the belly of the creature in the sea for three days as an analogy for being dead for three days, which is taken to be a foretelling of the Easter events, which for some people means they have to retell the Easter story so he is in the tomb longer, because otherwise the analogy is flawed (heaven forbid!!).

Again, don't know what rstrats angle is.
rstrats

Re: Acts 10:30

Ketty,

re:  "Why do you think the day is significant?"


Why do you need that information in order to answer the OP question?
rstrats

Paul,
re:  Presumably Monday..."

OK, thanks.  I will add your answer to the Monday side of the survey.
rstrats

cyberman,
re:  "Again, don't know what rstrats angle is."

His angle is to survey folks with regard to the number of days involved with the events outlined in Acts 10:1-33.
cyberman

rstrats wrote:
cyberman,
re:  "Again, don't know what rstrats angle is."

His angle is to survey folks with regard to the number of days involved with the events outlined in Acts 10:1-33.


No, that's what you are doing. Your angle is why you are doing it. To deny that such a survey is a means to an end would be disingenuous.
Rose

Re: Acts 10:30

rstrats wrote:
Acts 10:30 has Cornelius saying "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour;..."  We don't know what day it was, but let's say  for the purpose of this question that it was a Thursday when he made the statement. To what day of the week would you think he was referring?


Tuesday with Friday being the night he stopped.






Paul

Re: Acts 10:30

Rose wrote:
rstrats wrote:
Acts 10:30 has Cornelius saying "Four days ago I was fasting until this hour;..."  We don't know what day it was, but let's say  for the purpose of this question that it was a Thursday when he made the statement. To what day of the week would you think he was referring?


Tuesday with Friday being the night he stopped.








Actually it doesn't necessarily  mean he stopped on the Thursday. "Until" here is not meant to suggest that he broke his fast then, just that he kept it up to then. He could well have continued to fast.
cyberman

Well, rstrats, lots of people have generously contributed to your thread and engaged with you. Any comments? Any gratitude? Any conversation? Any debate? Any point?
rstrats

cyberman,
re:  "Well, rstrats, lots of people have generously contributed to your thread...Any gratitude?"


Of the 5 respondents, only 1 gave a serious answer as to what they thought the day was with regard to the OP question.    So I say thanks to Paul for giving an answer that I can use in the survey.
cyberman

rstrats wrote:
cyberman,
re:  "Well, rstrats, lots of people have generously contributed to your thread...Any gratitude?"


Of the 5 respondents, only 1 gave a serious answer as to what they thought the day was with regard to the OP question.    So I say thanks to Paul for giving an answer that I can use in the survey.


Everyone gave serious answers. Not all of them were the answers you wnated, but there it is.

Rose I think gave a direct answer about the day of the week.

Why do you refuse to discuss the issues (issues which you question clearly relates to ) with anyone?
rstrats

cyberman,
re:  "Everyone gave serious answers."

In the immortal words of John McEnroe: "You can't possibly be serious."

Ketty - "Why do you think the day is significant?"
No answer with regard to the day asked for in the OP.

Floo - "Does it really matter?"
No answer with regard to the day asked for in the OP.

Rose - "Tuesday with Friday being the night he stopped."
She can't be serious with saying it was "Tuesday".  


cyberman - "...don't know what rstrats angle is."

You didn't state your opinion as to the day asked for in the OP.  You merely mentioned what someone else might say about it.


re:  "Why do you refuse to discuss the issues..."

That would be for another topic.  For the purpose of this one, I'm only interested in answers to the question in the OP survey.  Maybe you could start a new topic if you're really concerned with any issues that this survey might bring up.
cyberman

rstrats wrote:
cyberman,
re:  "Everyone gave serious answers."

In the immortal words of John McEnroe: "You can't possibly be serious."

Ketty - "Why do you think the day is significant?"
No answer with regard to the day asked for in the OP.

Floo - "Does it really matter?"
No answer with regard to the day asked for in the OP.

Rose - "Tuesday with Friday being the night he stopped."
She can't be serious with saying it was "Tuesday".  


cyberman - "...don't know what rstrats angle is."

You didn't state your opinion as to the day asked for in the OP.  You merely mentioned what someone else might say about it.


re:  "Why do you refuse to discuss the issues..."

That would be for another topic.  For the purpose of this one, I'm only interested in answers to the question in the OP survey.  Maybe you could start a new topic if you're really concerned with any issues that this survey might bring up.


So, in what passes for your mind, a "serious" answer is an answer which gives exactly what you were demanding?

You're a bossy little twerp, aren't you?
Ketty

My question was a serious reply to the OP.  Shame the opening poster feels incapable of answering why s/he considers the day of the week to be significant.  I'm sure they have their reasons.
rstrats

I shall move on  since it appears that I'm only going to get a bunch of grief here, .  I guess I should feel lucky that I got the one applicable reply that I did.
cyberman

rstrats wrote:
I shall move on  since it appears that I'm only going to get a bunch of grief here, .  I guess I should feel lucky that I got the one applicable reply that I did.


It genuinely hasn't entered your head that it would be courteous to let us know why you are asking, has it?

No manners at all. A rude and demanding little man.

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