1652 numbers, 3-5
The number three, primarily associated with the doctrine of the Trinity, is also associated with periods of specially significant divine activity (e.g., “on the third day”). Four and five have a variety of associations.
Three days Ge 30:36 Three days is a common period, often indicating the length of a journey or a period leading to a critical point. See also Ge 40:12-22; Ex 3:18; Ex 10:22; Nu 10:33; Jdg 14:14; 1Ki 12:5 pp 2Ch 10:5
Jesus Christ was raised after three days Lk 24:46 See also Mt 16:21 pp Mk 8:31 pp Lk 9:22; Mt 17:23 pp Mk 9:31; Mt 20:19 pp Mk 10:34 pp Lk 18:33; Mt 27:63-64; Lk 24:7,21; Ac 10:40; 1Co 15:3-4 Comparison between Jonah’s three days in the fish and Jesus Christ’s three days in the tomb: Jnh 1:17; Mt 12:39-40 pp Lk 11:29-30; Mt 16:4
Groups of three men Job’s friends: Job 2:11; Job 32:3,5 Jesus Christ’s disciples: Mt 17:1 pp Mk 9:2 pp Lk 9:28; Mt 26:37 pp Mk 14:33; Ge 18:2; Eze 14:14-18; Da 3:23-24; Zec 11:8; 2Sa 23:8-12 the Three in David’s army; 2Sa 23:13-23 pp 1Ch 11:15-25 the three mighty men among David’s chiefs
Three and a half
Four kingdoms Human history before the coming of God’s kingdom is spanned by four great human kingdoms, often understood to refer to the empires of Babylon, Persia, Greece and Rome: Da 2:39-40; Da 7:17