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Meaning of "heart of the earth" in Matthew 12:40?

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Offline rstrats

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #24 on: January 20, 2023, 06:50:35 PM »


Why on earth do we have to vote on something that is as plain as the nose on your face Christ was in the tomb a place of burials or if you prefer the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights.



In a discussion on another site, a poster said that no believer thinks that the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb.

So, I thought I'd take a survey to see if that is true. 

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #25 on: January 21, 2023, 12:55:44 PM »
Hi rstrats
Thank you for your reply would a survey proove anything Gods word is the truth even if we don't understand it it's still the truth.
When in doubt believe Gods word.

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #26 on: January 21, 2023, 01:17:00 PM »

 would a survey proove anything



Assuming the votes were accurate, it could help disprove the poster's comment that no believer thinks the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb.


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Gods word is the truth even if we don't understand it it's still the truth.
When in doubt believe Gods word.

The truth about what with regard to this particular topic?

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2023, 06:23:09 PM »
Hi rstrats
Why would we want to disprove another believers opinion after all any opinion we may have has to be backed up with scripture.
The truth of scripture should have the last word.

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #28 on: February 02, 2023, 12:50:42 PM »

Why would we want to disprove another believers opinion after all any opinion we may have has to be backed up with scripture.
The truth of scripture should have the last word.



re:  "Why would we want to disprove another believers opinion...[?]

In another topic which was based on the idea that the "heart of the earth" refers to the tomb, a poster replied that no believer thinks the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb.  I didn't think that was true so I started a survey to see if that was the case. 

The survey isn't intended to see what scripture has to say with regard to the meaning of the phrase.  That's an issue for another topic.

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #29 on: April 23, 2023, 07:28:44 PM »
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   40  For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.   

Why on earth do we have to vote on something that is as plain as the nose on your face Christ was in the tomb a place of burials or if you prefer the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights.



Apparently you think it refers to the tomb but for some reason didn't want to vote that. 

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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2023, 04:18:27 PM »
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Jonah 1:17 . . The Lord provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was
inside the fish three days and three nights.

FAQ: Was Jonah alive in the fish?

REPLY: Yes. (Jonah 2:1)

FAQ: The whole time?

REPLY: No; at some point in his nautical adventure Jonah went to a place called
sheol (Jonah 2:2) which he located at the roots of the mountains. (Jonah 2:6)

Well; the roots of the mountains aren't located in the tummies of fish, nor are they
located under the sea, rather: they're located underground deep in the Earth. So,
the only way that Jonah could possibly be at the roots of the mountains while
simultaneously in the belly of a fish was for the man and his body to part company
and go their separate ways. This is not impossible because according to Matt 10:28
people's souls don't always die along with their body.

Also, the language of Jonah's prayer strongly suggests that he was restored to life,
i.e. resurrected.

Jonah 2:6 . . I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars
was around me forever, But Thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my
God.

The Hebrew word for "pit" basically pertains to holes in the ground, but sometimes
speaks of putrefaction too, e.g. Ps 16:8-10 (cf. Acts 2:25-31)
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Re: "Heart of the Earth"?
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2023, 01:10:31 PM »
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Jonah 1:17 . . The Lord provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was
inside the fish three days and three nights.

FAQ: Was Jonah alive in the fish?

REPLY: Yes. (Jonah 2:1)

FAQ: The whole time?

REPLY: No; at some point in his nautical adventure Jonah went to a place called
sheol (Jonah 2:2) which he located at the roots of the mountains. (Jonah 2:6)

Well; the roots of the mountains aren't located in the tummies of fish, nor are they
located under the sea, rather: they're located underground deep in the Earth. So,
the only way that Jonah could possibly be at the roots of the mountains while
simultaneously in the belly of a fish was for the man and his body to part company
and go their separate ways. This is not impossible because according to Matt 10:28
people's souls don't always die along with their body.

Also, the language of Jonah's prayer strongly suggests that he was restored to life,
i.e. resurrected.

Jonah 2:6 . . I descended to the roots of the mountains. The earth with its bars
was around me forever, But Thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my
God.

The Hebrew word for "pit" basically pertains to holes in the ground, but sometimes
speaks of putrefaction too, e.g. Ps 16:8-10 (cf. Acts 2:25-31)
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