How Long Was Jesus Dead?

How many hours? (As close as you can figure based on available information.)

 

This is another demonstration of how stupid christians are because they don't read the bible. Prove me wrong, christians. Speak up.

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  1. stevehayes13

    Depends which Gospel one reads.

    July 24, 2017
    1. den_of_iniquity2

      That’s interesting, isn’t it? A Christian might logically think that matt, mark, luke, and john would all have their story straight, since they are all inspired by the same omniscient, omnipotent, infallible God/HolySpirit.
      Let’s start with Mark? What does he say?

      July 24, 2017
      1. stevehayes13

        Mark. Apparently Jesus died on the ninth hour of the Friday and was alive before very early on the Sunday. So apparently three hours of Friday, twenty-four hours of Saturday (the Sabbath), and possibly a few hours of Sunday. Say approximately, thirty hours.

        July 24, 2017
        1. den_of_iniquity2

          That’s pretty close to my arithmetic. He was buried just before sundown Friday. So I’ll use your 3 hours on Friday; sundown Fri to sundown Sat is another 24; overnight Sat to Sun morning before sunrise is another 12 hours at the very most. So, he couldn’t have been dead any more than 39 hours; probably much less.
          My point is this: Christians tell us Jesus was dead / in the tomb three days and three nights. That would be 72 hours. They say stuff like that because they don’t read the Bible.
          He was buried part of Fri, all of Sat, and part of Sun. That isn’t the same as three days and three nights.
          It’s not a major point in the cosmic scheme of things. But it demonstrates that nothing in the Christian narrative is as simple as it seems to simpletons.

          July 24, 2017
          1. stevehayes13

            The three days and nights claim comes from the story of Jonah. It is one of the ways the Gospels were written. Jesus is supposedly the Messiah, so he had to fulfil the prophecies, thus, what was already written had to prefigure Jesus’ life.

            July 24, 2017
            1. den_of_iniquity2

              Yippurs. They somehow had to make the story fit the prophecy. And that’s how Christianity was invented. They started with prophecies, then concocted a narrative that seemed to fulfill them. Happens over and over in the NT.

              July 24, 2017