Posts Tagged: Third Day

“Joseph…said to them, ‘You are spies; you have come to see the nakedness of the land!’…So he put them (Jacob’s sons) all together in prison three days. Now Joseph said to them the third day, ‘Do this and live, for I fear God’” (Gen 42:9, 17-19)Genesis 42:1-22 The drama of Joseph’s confrontation with his brothers, who had come to Egypt seeking bread in a time… Read more »

There is an evident pattern of remarkable deliverances from a decree of death, whether pronounced by God or the king, taking place on the third day. This theme runs through the entire Old Testament. This section will survey the suffering and glory pattern by such a deliverance as seen in the accounts of Isaac, Joseph’s brothers, the spies of Joshua, the Gibeonites, David, Daniel, and… Read more »

The Eschatological Third Day in Christ’s Gospel

Where in the Bible is Resurrection

The prominence of the “third day” in the Lord’s eschatological expectation is widely attested in the gospels. Jesus almost always associates his resurrection with the third day, and he begins by announcing the third day as the day of his triumph when he addresses the scribes and Pharisees about the prophetic significance of Jonah’s three days and nights in the belly of the great fish… Read more »