Post by John on Dec 27, 2020 15:18:13 GMT -5
(1) Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
(2) After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
(3) Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
I know that some attribute the 2 days and third day as referring to Jesus being in the tomb and rising from the dead on the third day, but that does not make any sense within what it is actually saying, and who it is talking about.
It is talking about Israel returning or coming back to the Lord.
Now after 2 days in the tomb (which he was actually 3 days therein) the Jews as a nation, were not revived, and when the resurrection took place, Israel was not raised up, nor did they live in his sight.
So obviously it is not talking about that, so then what is it talking about???
I have never looked at this passage closely before, and it is very interesting. It definitely seems to be implying seasons, not literal days, and the order of events. I am assuming that the first day was where the Lord tore and smote. That is because of the nation's sins. Next will come a time of reviving, and eventually being raised up, fully restored. You certainly gave us something to look into further. I can see how people link this to Jesus death, burial and resurrection, but I agree that it does not fully fit.