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John Calvin puts forward a very simple reason why love is the greatest gift: “Because faith and hope are our own: love is diffused among others.” In other words, faith and hope benefit the possessor, but love always benefits another. In John 13:34–35 Jesus says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Love always requires an “other” as an object; love cannot remain within itself, and that is part of what makes love the greatest gift.
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Gerhard Ebersöhn

"Three days thick darkness"

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I like to with "the third day" and follow events back. For the passover's third day when God raised Israel up out of the Red Sea grave, was the reason why He gave them the Sabbath Rest Day in the Fourth Commandment. Jesus also -- it is written -- "when there was a great earthquake ON THE SABBATH ... and the angel of the Lord cast the stone from the grave", rose from the dead.

That's how I get "on the third day", "on the Sabbath", "ROSE";

"the Preparation which is the Fore-Sabbath ('Friday') ... great day sabbath" of the passover, "according to the Scriptures, BURIED";

and, "The first day they killed the passover", "the ninth hour", "late" (on Thursday), DIED.

"Three days thick darkness" of "the plague", that "was upon Him"!

But in many other ways as well.

 

 

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http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/5007-day

 

By: Emil G. Hirsch, Michael Friedländer

 

DAY (Hebrew, "yom"):

In the Bible, the season of light (Gen. i. 5), lasting "from dawn [lit. "the rising of the morning"] to the coming forth of the stars" (Neh. iv. 15, 17). The term "day" is used also to denote a period of twenty-four hours (Ex. xxi. 21). In Jewish communal life part of a day is at times reckoned as one day; e.g., the day of the funeral, even when the latter takes place late in the afternoon, is counted as the first of the seven days of mourning; a short time in the morning of the seventh day is counted as the seventh day; circumcision takes place on the eighth day, even though of the first day only a few minutes remained after the birth of the child, these being counted as one day. Again, a man who hears of a vow made by his wife or his daughter, and desires to cancel the vow, must do so on the same day on which he hears of it, as otherwise the protest has no effect; even if the hearing takes place a little time before night, the annulment must be done within that little time. The day is reckoned from evening to eveningi.e., night and dayexcept in reference to sacrifices, where daytime and the night following constitute one day (Lev. vii. 15; see Calendar). "The day" denotes: (a) Day of the Lord; (b) the Day of Atonement; © the treatise of the Mishnah that contains the laws concerning the Day of Atonement (See Yoma and Sabbath).

 

...which is more confused than confusing.

 

Funerals are initiated, permitted, ordered, undertaken, accommodated, prepared, announced, processioned, witnessed, completed, ended and marked and dated.

 

In the Biblical passover “the Selfsame Whole Day Bone Day” was the day of interment with “eating” and “burning” of “that which remained” of its sacrifice, within “That Day great day of sabbath” of the passover the very day after the death of the Sacrifice (deceased), and finished at the latest “late mid-afternoon” counted as “the first of seven days unleavened bread eaten”.

Edited by Gerhard Ebersöhn

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An example of inclusive counting can be found in the account of King Rehoboam who told a delegation of people, “Go away for three days, then come again to me.” (1 Kings 12:5) So they went away, but instead of returning after three days as we might expect, they came back on the third day itself. In other words, when Rehoboam gave his instruction it was the first day, and the second day they stayed away, and on the third they all came back. “So Jeroboam and all the people came to Rehoboam the third day, as the king said, Come to me again the third day.” (1 Kings 12:12)

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