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Saturday, March 22, 2008

The Ancient Jews counted days differently than the Latins

Yes, the ancient Jews counted days differently than their Latin rulers.

The ancient Jews counted days from Sunset to Sunset, whereas the Romans counted days from Midnight to Midnight.


The ancient Jews also counted differently. As seen in scripture:

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Luke 13:32-33
"He replied, "Go tell that fox, 'I will drive out demons and heal people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.' In any case, I must keep going today and tomorrow and the next day—for surely no prophet can die outside Jerusalem!"


Jesus counted the partial present day as day one. Tomorrow as day two, and the day after that as day three.

If nonGod fearing Latin speaking people were counting these same days they would see it as "two days". They wouldn't count the present day as day one.

We in America as well as in most of the western World count the way the Latin Romans did.


We have to keep this difference in mind when looking at the Biblical record.


I would also like to add that Jews would count part of a day as being of that whole day.....unlike us(western World) today.




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