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TitleThe Three Days of Darkness
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1959
AuthorsSmith, Joseph Fielding
MagazineImprovement Era
Issue Number10
Date PublishedOctober 1959
KeywordsCrucifixion; 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.