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Bible verses about Hebrew Method of Counting Hours
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Luke 23:44-46  (Go to this verse :: Verse pop-up)

Jesus remained on the cross for three hours before He died "at the ninth hour" (Mark 15:34; see Matthew 27:46). Since they were using the Hebrew method of counting the hours of the day from sunrise, the gospel writers indicate that Jesus was crucified around noon and died about 3 PM. They are remarkably unanimous on this point.

Richard T. Ritenbaugh
'After Three Days'


 

 




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