"When did the transfiguration occur?" (Alleged Contradiction #E2774)
And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power. And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.
But I tell you of a truth, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God. And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.
See also: Matthew 16:28-17:2
Matthew and Mark was counting the number of days since the end of Jesus’ sayings at this place. Luke, on the other hand, was counting the number of days since the beginning of Jesus’ sayings at this place, which is why Luke says “about an eight days after these sayings.”
For instance, if we held a revival from Monday to Wednesday, how many days after the revival is Saturday? If we reckon by the end of the revival, it is 3 days, but if we reckon by the beginning, it is 5 days. The same sort of situation applies here.
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