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20 The Jews said, “This temple has been under construction for forty-six years,[a] and you will raise it up in three days?” 21 But he was speaking about the temple of his body.

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  1. 2:20 Forty-six years: based on references in Josephus (Jewish Wars 1:401; Antiquities 15:380), possibly the spring of A.D. 28. Cf. note on Lk 3:1.