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Did a Solar Eclipse Darken the Skies during Jesus’ Crucifixion?

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    Did a Solar Eclipse Darken the Skies during Jesus’ Crucifixion?

    It’s a scene familiar from movies and even some modern translations of the Bible: As Jesus Christ hangs on the cross, an eclipse blots out the sun.



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    Maybe a Roman historian Thallus too mentions it.
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      #3
      I think it was a miraculous sign from God.
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        #4
        God made the sun stand still for Joshua, why not cause an elcipse out of season?

        Whatever happened it sure wasn't an everyday occurance. Perhaps it was creation,the sun and stars, morning for The Creator. Or something else all together.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Innerfire89 View Post
          God made the sun stand still for Joshua, why not cause an elcipse out of season?

          Whatever happened it sure wasn't an everyday occurance. Perhaps it was creation,the sun and stars, morning for The Creator. Or something else all together.

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          Exactly what I feel happened. I believe it was an absolute miracle from the Father probably.
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            #6
            As the article points out, it could not have been an eclipse. Perhaps God simply kept the sun from producing light during that period of time.

            The article includes this statement, "The New American Bible even translates this “because of an eclipse of the sun.” This shows that we need to be careful in deciding which translation of the Bible we use. Sometimes the translators impose their ideas instead of translating what the Bible actually says.

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              #7
              Originally posted by theophilus View Post
              As the article points out, it could not have been an eclipse. Perhaps God simply kept the sun from producing light during that period of time.

              The article includes this statement, "The New American Bible even translates this “because of an eclipse of the sun.” This shows that we need to be careful in deciding which translation of the Bible we use. Sometimes the translators impose their ideas instead of translating what the Bible actually says.
              Yeah, it could have been an eclipse. I think it was a miracle eclipse performed by the Father possibly.

              Regarding Bible translations, I mainly use the KJV and sometimes the NASB.
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                #8
                Some say because of this eclipse, we can date crucifixion to April 3, 33 AD
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by motirattan View Post
                  Some say because of this eclipse, we can date crucifixion to April 3, 33 AD
                  Yeah, this is true, which would fit the timing estimated by other ways for the crucifixion.
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by theophilus View Post
                    The article includes this statement, "The New American Bible even translates this “because of an eclipse of the sun.” This shows that we need to be careful in deciding which translation of the Bible we use. Sometimes the translators impose their ideas instead of translating what the Bible actually says.
                    The translators did not impose their ideas upon the text. That is a fair translation of the text. It is other considerations that argue against it being an eclipse not the Greek words and grammar.
                    Last edited by Origen; 08-20-2017, 10:31 AM.
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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Origen View Post
                      The translators did not impose their ideas upon the text. That is a fair translation of the text. It is other considerations that argue against it being an eclipse not the Greek words and grammar.

                      Good to know the Greek text has it worded this way as well.
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by CDF47 View Post
                        Good to know the Greek text has it worded this way as well.
                        Hey CDF47 Please don't over sell the point. It is a fair translation and it certainly does not suggest that the translators imposed their ideas upon the text. They did not. However, eclipse is not only way to understand the text nor is it the best way given certain factors.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Origen View Post
                          Hey CDF47 Please don't over sell the point. It is a fair translation and it certainly does not suggest that the translators imposed their ideas upon the text. They did not. However, eclipse is not only way to understand the text nor is it the best way given certain factors.
                          Ah, I see. Yeah, that is common with the Bible. It must be nice to understand original texts.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by CDF47 View Post
                            Ah, I see. Yeah, that is common with the Bible. It must be nice to understand original texts.
                            It does have its rewards.

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                              #15
                              @Post #9. How does that work out with the adjusted calendar?
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