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Why are there 40 days of Lent?

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Asked by Anonymous at 12:24 AM on Feb. 13, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • To represent the 40 days that Jesus spent in the wilderness fasting.

    Answer by AissasMom at 12:27 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

  • 40 was actually a very significant number in the bible.
    the flood was 40 days and 40 nights
    Noah then waited another 40 days before opening the ark after the flood
    Moses was on the mountain with god for 40 days (this actually happened twice)
    The Israelites spent 40 years in the wilderness, one year for each day they explored the Promised Land.
    Jesus was seen in the earth 40 days after His crucifixion

    A 40-something time period, whether days, months, or years is ALWAYS a period of testing, trial, probation, or chastisement (but not judgment) and ends with a period of restoration, revival or renewal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Feb. 13, 2010

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