Some articles on day, days, forty, forty days:
... of Tammuz (Hebrew שבעה עשר בתמוז, Shiv'ah Asar b'Tammuz) is a Jewish fast day commemorating the breach of the walls of Jerusalem before the destruction of the Second Temple ... It falls on the 17th day of the Hebrew month of Tammuz and marks the beginning of the three-week mourning period leading up to Tisha B'Av ... This day also commemorates the destruction of the Twin Tablets of the Ten Commandments ...
... In the morning of the "third day" of their encampment, "there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet ... tablets in Exodus 2412,13 The mount was covered by the cloud for six days, after which Moses went into the midst of the cloud and was "in the mount forty ... Ex.326–8) After the full forty days, Moses and Joshua came down from the mountain with the tables of stone "And it came to pass, as soon as he came nigh unto the camp, that he saw the ...
... to the gospel, Mary and Joseph took the baby Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days (inclusive) after his birth to complete Mary's ritual purification after childbirth, and to perform the redemption of the ... indicates that this event should take place forty days after birth for a male child, hence the Presentation is celebrated forty days after Christmas ...
Famous quotes containing the words days and/or forty:
“The eleventh day of Christmas,
My true love sent to me
Eleven ladies dancing,”
—Unknown. The Twelve Days of Christmas (l. 7678)
“We have been here over forty years, a longer period than the children of Israel wandered through the wilderness, coming to this Capitol pleading for this recognition of the principle that the Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed. Mr. Chairman, we ask that you report our resolution favorably if you can but unfavorably if you must; that you report one way or the other, so that the Senate may have the chance to consider it.”
—Anna Howard Shaw (18471919)