You just quote any old thing.<quoted text>
"While to the 21st-century reader these statements may initially appear to contradict one another, in reality, they harmonize perfectly if one understands the different, and sometimes more liberal, methods ancients often used when reckoning time. In the first century, any part of a day could be computed for the whole day and the night following it (cf. Lightfoot, 1979, pp. 210-211). The Jerusalem Talmudquotes rabbi Eleazar ben Azariah, who lived around A.D. 100, as saying:âA day and night are an Onah [âa portion of timeâ] and the portion of an Onah is as the whole of itâ(fromJerusalem Talmud: Shabbath ix. 3, as quoted in Hoehner, 1974, pp. 248-249, bracketed comment in orig.). Azariah indicated that a portion of a 24-hour period could be considered the same âas the whole of it.â Thus, as awkward as it may sound to an American living in the 21st century, a person in ancient times could legitimately speak of something occurring âon the third day,ââafter three days,â or after âthree days and three nights,â yet still be referring to the same exact day."
New Moon - A small crescent sliver of moon is visible. The first day that the moon is visible after the dark moon and up to three days after that .
Attested any and everywhere in the ANE since the bronze age.
Johan out at sea means the sea is compared to sheol.
And as to your link, if Azariah is of the rabbiniacl jews and not the karaites he would know when things are meant to be taken as metaphore and not literal.
Have christians ever not taken it literal...is more to the point.