Common Figure of Speech/Colloquialism?

by rstrats 37 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • rstrats
    rstrats
    MrRoboto 5 hours ago

    re: "I can't answer the question..."

    Ok, no problem; perhaps someone new looking in may know of examples.


  • rstrats
    rstrats

    Hanged Man,

    re: "All you need to understand....is the cycle."

    To whom is your post directed and what does it mean?

  • MrRoboto
    MrRoboto

    Rstrats, are you looking at this as a smoking gun of discrepancy/error in the bible?

    Cuz there is a sh!t load more, and more direct too, if that's the case.

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    MrRoboto,
    re: "... are you looking at this as a smoking gun of discrepancy/error in the bible?"

    Absolutely not! And anyway, how would examples show a discrepancy?

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    Hanged Man,

    You have a question directed to you in post #21.

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    David_Jay,
    re: "According to Jewish counting there were three days but only two nights. "

    But where in your candle lighting example were 3 night times forecast?

  • Hanged Man
    Hanged Man

    rstrats....the cycle is the reason for all of the bible stories....xmas is the end of the yearly cycle and the beginning of the new cycle....the old sun dies on Dec 22nd (winter solstice) and around three days later the new cycle starts....the newborn,weak sun starts its journey around Galilee.....which means "circuit".....it is the story of the sun and the daily/yearly cycle.

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    Hanged Man,
    re: "...the cycle is the reason for all of the bible stories..."

    I have absolutely no idea what that has to do with this topic.


    Perhaps a further wording will make it more clear.

    There are some 6th day of the week crucifixion advocates who try to explain the lack of a 3rd night in the tomb by saying that the Messiah was employing common figure of speech/colloquial language from the period. I am simply looking for any examples which show that it was common to forecast or say that a daytime or a night time would be involved with an event when no part of the daytime or no part of the night time could have occurred.

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    MrRoboto,
    You have a question directed to you in post #23.

  • rstrats
    rstrats

    David_Jay,
    re: "All the other stuff you wrote is just Gentile/Christian/Gregorian calendar fluff."

    Where did I write anything about Gentile/Christian/Gregorian calendar matters?

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