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3 days and 3 nights to remember

Jonah.1[ 17] Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Hebrew Bible 2:1

וַיְמַן יְהוָה דָּג גָּדוֹל, לִבְלֹעַ אֶת־יוֹנָה; וַיְהִי יוֹנָה בִּמְעֵי הַדָּג, שְׁלֹשָׁה יָמִים וּשְׁלֹשָׁה לֵילוֹת

Matt.12 [40] For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man bethree days and three nights in the heart of the earth.[ 41] The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

Matt.16[ 4] A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas . And he left them, and departed.

Luke.11[ 29] And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.[ 30] For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.

[32] The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas ; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

When did Yeshua - Jesus die?

Date / Purpose / Significance to the believer

The Spring Feasts of the Lord were fulfilled by the Messiah's first coming!

Below is a short explanation of these days during Yeshua's life. Remember there were two Sabbaths in a row. The first day of unleavened bread was a sabbath, ( Fri. - Nisan 15) and the weekly sabbath, ( Sat.)

Passover - Pesach

Lev.23[5] In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's passover.

Nisan 14 - Yeshua died on Thursday at 3:00 pm
Yeshua was buried in the sepluchre before the 15th of Nisan which was a Sabbath.

Matt:27:[45] Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

- 1st. day

Remembering the deliverance from Egyptian bondage. An unblemished firstborn male lamb was sacrificed and its blood poured on the altar. A lamb was selected for each family, and four days before the lamb was to be slain it was brought into the home for a four-day examination period. Jesus is the sacrificial lamb who died for our sins. On Nisan 14 at the exact time the lamb was to be slain, Jesus was slain. Jesus also had a four-day examination period before the religious leaders and was found without blemish.

Feast of Unleavened Bread / Hag HaMatzah

Nisan 15 - a Sabbath - 1st. night- 2nd day (Fri.)

Lev.23[6] And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. [7] In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Luke.23[54] And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.[55] And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.[56] And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Leaven symbolizes sin. Unleavened Bread speaks of sanctification. God told the Jews to cleanse all leaven from their homes and eat only unleavened bread, matzah, for seven days, symbolizing a holy walk with Him. Jesus is the "Bread of Life" without sin. Born in Bethlehem. In Hebrew, Bethlehem means house of bread. Just as matzah is unleavened, ( sign of no sin ) so was the Messiah sinless.

Nisan 16 - a Sabbath - 2nd. night - 3nd. day (weekly sabbath - Sat.)

Day of Firstfruits / Bikkurim

Lev.23[9] And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, [10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:[11] And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath ( first day or Sunday ) the priest shall wave it.

Nisan 17 - 3rd. night,

Nisan 17 then as the sun did rise - Mark 16:2

early the first day of the week, Sunday -Yeshua rose from the Dead which is 3 days and 3 nights later

The first of the barley harvest was brought as an offering to the priest in the Tabernacle/Temple. The priest would present the first of the harvest unto the Lord by waving them back and forth. This reminded the Hebrews that God gave them the land, and the harvest belonged to Him.

1 Cor.15:[20] But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.[21] For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.[22] For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. [23] But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Yeshua's / Jesus's resurrection marked the beginning of the harvest of souls.

John 12:[23] And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the Son of man should be glorified.[24] Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

and verses [32] And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. [33] This he said, signifying what death he should die.

These verses above show Yeshua / Jesus was likened to a grain of wheat falling to the ground, dying and Him dying on the tree produced a great harvest then and till the end of time. Yeshua / Jesus arose on Firstfruits.

Fifty day from the resurrection was the Feast of Weeks / Hag Shavuot / Pentecost where the Holy Spirit empowered the Jewish believers recorded in the book of Acts who were in Jerusalem. Read Chapter 1 and 2. In chapter 10 the Holy Spirit was given to the gentiles.

In the Strongs & Thayer, when looking up a word, always be very careful. Some of their words are right and some of their words replace the Textus Reseptus words giving a different meaning. Strongs word for "first day" changes it to the Sabbath, wrong.


Use all concordances with spiritual caution.

Strong's concordance was first published in 1890

James Strong died in 1893

James Strong, LL.D., S.T.D, former professor of exegetical theology at Drew Theological Seminary, spent more than thirty-five years preparing his landmark concordance. First published in 1890 Strong's remains the most widely used concordance and dictionary of Bible words from the King James Version of the Bible.

( LLD Doctor of Laws ) STD Doctor(ate) of Sacred Theology (degree)

Drew Theological Seminary -- Started as a Methodist seminary in 1867 , Drew is today an independent university of distinction with an abiding belief in the liberal arts and the use of technology in support of teaching and learning.

James Strong was a Methodist layman who argued for formal ministerial training and the establishment of a major Methodist seminary in the mid-Atlantic region prior to Drew's founding. He studied at Wesleyan, attained three degrees, and became acting president of Troy University before joining the faculty of Drew as chair of exegetical theology in 1868 . Strong was one of "the Great Five" revered professors who led Drew for decades. He died in 1893 , after serving Drew for nearly twenty-five years.

The translators of the KJV 1611 are the most reliable sources of the Koine Greek which we do not have today.

The KJV agrees with the Textus Reseptus Koine Greek which comes from the over 5000 Greek manuscripts which agree with each other approx. 98-99 %

All the other versions of the bible only agree approx. 5% Which version do you think you should use?

The answer is a simple one. 98-99 % sounds much better then 5 % , I know you would agree.

Some religious groups, for whatever reason, hate the first day of the week, known today as Sunday.

After reviewing even the worst versions of the bible, we see they also say first day of the week.

Matt.28[1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

Mark.16[2] And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. [9] Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Luke.24[1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.

John.20[1] The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. [19] Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

Acts.20[7] And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

1Cor.16[2] Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

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