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Comment 18 by Tyler Durden : …You're confusing "after three days" with the Nicene Creed which states: "and on the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures".

Actually, this phraseology most likely derives from the Hebrew idiom of mentioning a thing by the convention of merely detailing their "bookends", as I call them. "Bracketing".

Identifying an item by mentioning its bounding extrema.

As in "alpha and omega" to mean "everything". The 3 days are an example of this idiom. Friday night to Sunday morning become: "Friday & Sunday".

Both bibles are replete with idioms and puns.

Tue, 22 May 2012 06:43:03 UTC | #942759