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The Three Days of Darkness
|Title||The Three Days of Darkness|
|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1959|
|Authors||Smith, Joseph Fielding|
|Date Published||October 1959|
|Keywords||Crucifixion; Jesus Christ, Death of; Three Days of Darkness|
Luke 23:44 states that at Christ’s crucifixion there was a period of darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. The Book of Mormon, however, states that it was a three-day darkness on the American continent. Both accounts are correct. The God of miracles who caused a three-hour darkness on one continent also caused a three-day darkness on the other. The greater period of darkness came because of the extreme wickedness of those in America.
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