The transfiguration as recorded by Matthew, states: “After six days…” (Matt. 17:1). When Mark wrote about this same event he also said, “After six days…” (Mark 9:2). However, when Luke told the story, he said, “After about eight days…” (Luke 9:28).
Seemingly, there are folks who read the Bible for no purpose other than to search for flaws. Of course, there are no mistakes in God’s Word; nonetheless, there are those who have attempted to discredit the Bible’s message and they have used these verses, concerning the number of days, to support of their claim of a discrepancy.
Yet, there is no conflict here. Seldom does any event begin at exactly the same moment a day begins. Concerning an experience that last more than one day, there is almost always a portion of a day preceding a certain number of whole days and a portion of a day following the whole days that
Matthew and Mark counted only the whole days. Luke included a part of the day that preceded the six full days and a portion of the day that followed them.
Was it six days or about eight days? Both are...
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