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Old 03-26-2009, 01:46 PM
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yes, it can be used to just mean a long period of time...the point isnt how long the period of time is, the point is more that its usually used as a progression. Someone rulled Israel for Forty years...the flood, forty days...and each of those things had a before...and an after..its about progression.

40.
So then is it possible it didn't rain for a literal 40 days and 40 nights?
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Old 03-26-2009, 01:56 PM
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So then is it possible it didn't rain for a literal 40 days and 40 nights?
Would it make a difference?

The point is not the time it took but the event itself.

Yes, there is a large possiblity whenever the number "forty" is used, you could simply substitute it for "a long time" it rained for many days and many nights, could be as accurate a translation going on the symbology as I understand it.

But I dont see that it matters. Do you
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Old 03-26-2009, 02:31 PM
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Would it make a difference?

The point is not the time it took but the event itself.

Yes, there is a large possiblity whenever the number "forty" is used, you could simply substitute it for "a long time" it rained for many days and many nights, could be as accurate a translation going on the symbology as I understand it.

But I dont see that it matters. Do you
Yes Dave it would make a difference. My entire relationship with Jesus Christ is based on this 1 event and the literal/figurative understanding of 40 days....

And you wonder why Denise picks on you amigo?????

People ask questions to gain knowledge Dave. Would it make a difference in my faith? No. Would it make a difference in my comprehension of the Bible? Yes. I had never heard that 40 could be a general reference to a larger number so I was just a little curious.
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Old 03-26-2009, 03:16 PM
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I would say three ... Seven is brought up a lot, but for me, three stands out so much ... Holy trinity, Rising after 3 days, Before the Cock crows three times and not so much but the three wise men ... who knows ..
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:20 PM
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I had never heard that 40 could be a general reference to a larger number so I was just a little curious.
ive mentioned it many times before I even had a youtube video about it once


but the video has vanished
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