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Darkness at Christ's death

Post  AngelicSmile on Sat 01 Nov 2008, 2:57 pm

Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land to the ninth hour. (Mathew 27:45)

There is external proof that says that darkness did fall over the land. Following is the reference from the Book titled Ready Defense

"Circa AD 52, Thallus wrote a history of the Eastern Mediterranean world from the Trojan War to his own time. This work itself has been lost and only fragments of it exist in the citations of others. One such scholar who knew and spoke of it was Julius Africanus, who wrote about AD 221...In speaking of Jesus crucifixion and the darkness that covered the land during this event, Africanus found a reference in the writings of Thallus that dealt with this cosmic report. Africanus asserts: 'On the whole world there pressed a most fearful darkness; and the rocks were rent by an earthquake, and many places in Judea and other districts were thrown down. This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun."

Reference:
McDowell, Josh, A Ready Defense, Thomas Nelson Publishers; Nashville, Tenn., 1993, p. 80.

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Post  4given on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 7:35 am

Beautiful article and this has increased my knowledge. This is really amazing how God guides us through others. God bless you in His love

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Post  lovingdove on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 7:37 am

I agree that this is amazing info that I did not know.

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Post  WordofLife on Tue 04 Nov 2008, 7:42 am

I recommend the book Case for Christ by Lee Strobel. In that book, it is said that there are over 70+ sources outside the bible that mention Jesus. They have even found archeological evidence. People just easily say there isn't any evidence, but don't look into it. It's out there folks.

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