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40 Days 40 Days 40 Days Fasting = Quadragesima 40 Days before Easter = Lent 40 Days after Easter = Ascension 40 Days from Conception to Formation 40 Days of Flood 40 Days of Israel waiting for Moses to descend with Torah The number “40” is another recurring quantity. The Flood of Noah lasted for forty days. Moses ran away to Midian at the age of forty and stayed in Midian for forty years. He spent forty days on Mount Sinai, getting the Commandments. After escaping Egypt, the Israelites spent forty years wandering in the desert. The spies from that Exodus spent forty days in Canaan. Ninevah was allowed forty days to repent (Jonah 3). Elijah and Jesus both fasted for forty days. Jesus spent forty days on earth after the resurrection. Israel’s Judges judged for forty-year terms. Kings Saul, David and Solomon each reigned for forty years. Forty must have been symbolic for a generation or a lifetime. http://www.essortment.com/all/numbersbible_rfyq.htm
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