# If God's day is a thousand or thousands of years when did the Bible shift it's computation of 24 hours in a day?

# Why are there 24 hours in a day?

The dividing of the day into useful chunks of time goes back to our earliest recorded history, and probably through pre-history as well. People in many cultures were of course aware of the regular passage of the sun across the sky, and most realized that the sun follows an arc-like line. The sun rea…ches a 'highest' point at mid-day and this could be used, along with sunrise and sunset, to begin charting out time periods of various length. They also noticed and studied the movements of the stars as they moved during the night, and as they changed over the year. In our earliest days we certainly didn't need anything nearly as accurate as a second or minute for daily activities, but many cultures had sophisticated ways to mark out some of the basic movements of the sun with great accuracy. The history is long and interesting and you can check the link as a starting point. There is nothing magical or innately 'physical' about the idea of 24 equal time segments for a day, although this turns out to be a very useful number. We arrived at it over a long period of time, and essentially by convention. Often the ancient Egyptians are credited with getting the system going. There were number systems based on 12 at the time. The significance of the number 12 is mostly due to the 12 lunar cycles in a year and can also be found in other ancient civilizations in China, India and Sumer. This may be why these systems often started by breaking the daylight period into 12 segments. Breaking the night time up in a similar way was an easy step. It would be impossible to highlight all the subtle quirks involved in our measurement of time, but here are some of them. The modern 24 hour day is really a rather artificial system; a day measured this way in Universal Time does not match up to a solar day, a day that you would measure from 'solar noon' to 'solar noon'. The length of a second (and by extension, an hour) is an average, or mean calculation originally based on the length of an entire year. This is why Universal Time was once called Greenwich Mean Time. This is also why Universal Time does not perfectly match the sun's movements. A second is now defined very precisely as a certain number of oscillations of a cesium atom. This definition may hold for many centuries and is now essentially independent of the earth's movement. Our measurements of time seem to be so regular and absolute, yet as you know we need to add a day to our year to keep our calendars in synch with our yearly revolution around the sun. What you may not know is that from time to time we need to add a leap second to a year (this is rarely made known to the public-- we really don't need to know. But people who are responsible for communications systems, etc. are made aware of it.) The whole topic is very complex and not particularly easy to grasp. It is a great study for those interested. (MORE)

# Why is a day 24 hours?

It's simple. Any who has played with a compass know that it is easy to divide a circle into 6 equal angles, then 12, then 24. Early sundial makers took advantage of this.

# Why is the day divided into 24 hours?

The division of day and night began with the Babylonians and Egyptians, who divided the day and night into 12 equal parts, probably to coincide with the movements of constellations (or the observed number of lunar cycles per year). Because day and night are only equally long at the equator, this wou…ld create hours of unequal length. So the 24 hour system, with varying times for sunrise and sunset, was eventually adopted. .
The Greeks divided the year into 12 months, to coincide with the 12 observed lunar cycles in a calendar year. (MORE)

# How is a 24 hour day determined?

Determining a 24-Hour Day .
During the equinox, there is an equal amount of day and night. By dividing each into 12 (possibly for the Zodiac or the number of the major Olympian gods), they determined the 24 hour clock. In actuality, a day is not 24 hours, but 23.934 hours. That's where Feb 29th c…omes in. (MORE)

# Why do you have 24 hours in a day?

Because the ancient Babylonians thought that the number twelve was the greatest thing since ... well, ever , pre-sliced bread not having been invented yet ... and so they divided the day and night into twelve parts each.

# Are there exactly 24 hours in a day?

Yes. EDIT: Actually a day is 4 minutes short of 24 hours - which is why the sun rises and sets at different times throughout the year !

# How many years is a thousand days?

You do the math. Divide 365 into 1000. ------------------- Well if you want it in years, months, weeks and days, it's more complicated. The answer varies according to where in the year you're starting from (because of February) and if there is a leap year in that time. Starting from a 1st of Janu…ary, with no leap year, it's two years, 8 months, three weeks and six days. ------------------- (MORE)

# What does a thousand two hundred and threescore days mean in the Bible?

The term "threescore" literally means three times 20 (which is a "score" in old English). So it actually means 1260 days. This means it is 3 1/2 years of 360 days (or a prophetic year) for each year.

# Why do you have 24 hours per a day?

To be precise there are 23 hours, 57 minutes, and 4.1 seconds in a day hence every 4 years we get a Leap Year. This is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis.

# What years have Hanukkah and Christmas fallen on the same day in the last two thousand years?

Remember that Hanukkah is an 8 day festival, so it can never entirely fall on the same date as Christmas. But if you are talking about years where the holidays overlap, then there are nearly a thousand different dates. They can't be listed here. They overlap in 2011. The next time the two holid…ays overlap will be 2016 and then again in 2019. (MORE)

# Why a day has 24 hours?

24 is an arbitrary number chosen primarily because it has many factors. The number of factors permits the day to be divided into equal measures of two, three, four, six, twelve, and 24, respectively. Whoever chose 24 might have as easily selected 36 hours, which also has lots of factors, and is 1…/10th of a circle. There was probably some numerological significance to 24. My guess is that 24 is closer to 27, which is about the number of days in a lunar month. (MORE)

# Why the day is 24 hours?

The day is actually made of 23hours and 56minutes. It is that way because the earth takes hat amount of time to spin around itself once.

# What is correct wording of quotation A thousand days is only a flash in God's eyes?

Is this it? "With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day." --from 2 Peter 3:8 (New International Version).

# Why does a day have 24 hours not 10?

It's a more or less arbitrary choice made a long time ago, and it would cost a lot to replace all the clocks.\n.
\nThere have been some attempts to go to a decimal system for time, but they simply haven't caught on.

# Why are there are 24 hours in a day?

Because that's the system that people designed when the language of time-keeping was invented, and it was accepted world-wide. The day, month and year are periods of time that are related to things that happen in nature. The second, minute, hour, week, fortnight, and fiscal quarter aren't. Those a…re human inventions. (MORE)

# How many hours are in a thousand years?

Let's work it out: There are 24 hours in a day, an average of about 365.25 days in a year, and 1,000 years. Multiply those three numbers together and we get: 8,766,000 hours in 1,000 years.

# Why is there 24 hours in one day?

A day was split into 24 parts or hours because early civilizations did not know about fractions. 24 has several factors and was therefore very useful in this matter. The same thing applies to minutes and seconds. Though the second is now the SI unit for time and an hour is a derived unit.

# Who discovered there were 24 hours in a day?

This is not a discovery it is a definition made by man..
The Babylonians were the ones who first divided the time from sunrise to sun set into 12 equal "hours". The time from sunset to sunrise was also split into 12 equal parts. These differed in length from season to season..
Still today we have …24 hours to one day but the hours are all of equal length. The Babylonians are also responsible for the 60 minutes to an hour! (MORE)

# Why are their 24 hours in a day?

there are 24 hours in a day because there is. live with it bum well really there is because it takes 24 hrs. to spin in a complete circle and i think im smarter than you. HAHA and HA!

# What are day shift hours?

Day shift hours may depend on the place of work. Morning shift maystart at 8 AM and extend until 4 PM or from 9 AM until 5 PM.Mid-Day shift usually starts around 1 PM or 2 PM and extends until9 PM or 10 PM.

# Where can you Listen to the Anne of the Thousand Days Soundtrack?

Se llama asÃ por que durÃ³ 1.000 dias casada con Enrique VIII yluego la mando a decapitar. La actriz protagonista sw llama Genevieve Boujold

# Why is there 24 hours in day?

To be precise there are 23 hours, 57 minutes, and 4.1 seconds in a day hence every 4 years we get a Leap Year. This is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis.

# How do you calculate Bed days per thousand?

(Gross Bed Days * 365 /Days in Month to Day) / (No. of members / 1000)

# Is the moon out 24 hours a day?

Viewed from any single place on earth, the moon is 'up' and in the sky for about 12-1/2 hours of every day.

# Who divided the day to 24 hours?

The 24 hour day and 60 minute hour originated with the Babylonians, who based their calendar on the earlier Sumerian and, perhaps, Egyptian calendars. The Encyclopedia Britannica has a number of good articles on this subject, and there is a wonderful chapter by Daniel J. Boorstin in "The Discoverers…". As Boorstin explains, the history of timekeeping is itself lost in time. The origin of a counting system based on 60 is related to astronomical cycles in the earth-moon-sun system. The earth takes about 360 days to orbit the sun, and over the course of a year the moon goes through about 12 cycles. Our life today is not very well keyed to these astronomical periods, but following and understanding the flow of the seasons was a great deal more important in earlier societies. The Sumerians were probably the first to develop a calendar based entirely on the phases of the moon. The Babylonians refined this idea to form a calendar of which several details survive in our "modern" calendar. A Babylonian month began on the first day of a new moon. There are slightly more than 12 Babylonian months in a year (about 12.37 to be more precise). [Every two or three years, the royal astronomers would insert an extra full month into the calendarâ¦so that the calendar based on the moon's cycles would stay in better sync with the year]- From the fact that there are about 12 lunar months in a solar year, the Babylonians decided that the number 12 is the logical number by which time should be further divided. -From about 300BC, the Babylonians used a hemispherical sundial-type device to keep time during the day. The shadow cast by a thin rod would travel past 12 equally spaced marks on the inside of a hemisphere. The time it took for the shadow to pass from one mark to the next was ONE HOUR. Thus there were 12 hours during daylight. The night time was also divided into 12 parts, as timed most likely by water clocksâ¦the other type of Babylonian clock. (Note that this Babylonian system yields hours which are shorter during winter.when the days are shorter.and longer in summer. As a result, in Babylon, in modern-day Iraq, the daylight hours in mid-winter were only â
as long as the mid-winter night time hours with the opposite situation occurring in mid-summer. The invention of accurate mechanical clocks at the end of the 13th century finally made the variable-length hour less useful than the modern hour of unchanging duration.-The Babylonians divided the hour into 60 minutes (60 = 5Ã12â¦.that preferred number 12 appears again). (MORE)

# Is a day always 24 hours?

Nearly always. However, in the same way that roughly every four years there is an additional day in a leap year, there is the need for "leap" seconds from time to time. The last leap second was added on 31 December 2008 so that day was 24 hours: 00 minutes :01 seconds long. In addition, due to tid…al friction, the earths rate of rotation is slowing, which means days are growing longer over time. (MORE)

# If you left your computer on 24 hours a day how much money could it cost in a year?

The question is a bit difficult to answer since it depends on many different factors. For example the amount of power your computer consumes (which might vary depending on what it is doing) and how much electricity costs in your area (which might vary between day and night). I can do an example c…alculation for my own computer to illustrate. For example my desktop computer has a power adapter for 600 W. Assuming that 24 hours per day I push my computer to its limit and it consumes 600 W all the time. That would equal 0.6 kWh (per hour). So per year that would be (=0.6*24*365) 5256 kWh. Now the price for 1 kWh in my area (the Netherlands) is about 0.20 euros (it will vary based on which energy provider you use). So the total price per year would be (=0.2*5256) 1051.20 euros. Note that this is quite high because I assumed I was using 600 W all the time; the average consumption while not doing something very computationally expensive (like playing computer games) will be significantly less. (MORE)

# How many days are in 24 hours?

One day is in 24 hours. To find how many hours are in a day please multiply 24 by the number of days you have

# Is a real day 24 hours?

To be precise there are 23 hours, 57 minutes, and 4.1 seconds in a day hence every 4 years we get a Leap Year. This is the time it takes the Earth to rotate once on its axis.

# What should you do if you get ten thousands emails a day?

Set up an automatic response that says: "Thanks for your e-mail. I received it just now, and I'll answer as many as I possibly can, but I get about 10,000 a day, and there's just no way I can respond to each and every one. If I don't respond to yours, I apologize for that. Best regards.… Jerry G. " (MORE)

# Why is there 365 days in a year and 24 hours in a day?

We seem to be "Children of the Sun" as it takes the Earth 365 days (actually a little less) to circle the Sun, our nearest star. It also happens to take the Earth about 24 hours (a little less, actually) to revolve or spin one complete turn.

# Is there always 24 hours in a day?

Yes, it is always 24 hours in a day normally; however, in some places like UK, there is DST; which won't have 24 hours every single day because, one day will be 25 hours due to the fact that we have to forward an hour and there will be 23 hours one day with the reason of we have to slower an hour!… I hope i am totally correct and will be able to help you! (MORE)

# Why there is 7 days in a week and 365 days in a year and 24 hour in a day?

7 days in a week . . . Made up by people; most likely, I believe, based on concepts from the Bible. 365 days in a year . . . A natural feature of the observable universe. If you watch the stars every night at Midnight, or keep track ofthe Sun's position every day at Noon, or keep track of the… seasons, youdiscover that everything rotates in a cycle of 365 days, because the Earthspins 365 times in the time it takes to travel all the way around the Sunonce. 24 hours in a day . . . Made up by people, just like 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 secondsin a minute. All made up by people. 24 is a convenient number, because you can take 1 / 2 , 1 / 3 , 1 / 4 , 1 / 6 , 1 / 8 , or 1 / 12 of it without cutting up any hours. Similarly, 60 is a convenient number to work with, because you cantake 1 / 2 , 1 / 3 , 1 / 4 , 1 / 5 , 1 / 6 , 1 / 10 , 1 / 12 , 1 / 15 , 1 / 20 , or 1 / 30 of itwithout cutting up anything. (MORE)

# Why does earth have 24 hours in a day?

It rotates so that it has day & night. The speed of that rotation is the remnant of the angular velocity imparted by the collision that formed the moon. The fact that that interval is called 24 hours is purely arbitrary and is derived from some ancient civilization being fascinated by base 12 ma…th and dividing day-light into 12 equal parts. (MORE)

# Is a day actually 24 hours?

No. An actual day is 12hrs but a day and a night is 24hrs, yes.

# How many days are in one thousand years?

well, in one normal year there are 365 days, so common sense would indicate it to be 365,000. However, you have to take leap years into account, so if we say that year 4 is the first leap year, in 1000 years there will be 250 leap years, so add the two together show that in 1000 years there are 365,…250 days. (MORE)

# How many hours are there in one thousand days?

There are 24 hours in each day so if we multiple 24 hours by 1000 days we get 24,000 hours. So there are 24,000 hours in one thousand days.

# Do all planets have a day that is 24 hours long and a year that is 365 days?

No, only earth. The planets year, or time it takes to make one orbit of the sun varies, depending on its distance from the sun. Mercury is the closest and will take around 88 days to go once around the sun, while Neptune (the furthest) will take around 165 years. Each of the planets spins are diffe…rent. The time taken for one rotation is the length of a day - this is not really effected by how far it is from the sun, just how much speed it has from the formation of the universe. Some planets spin very slowly (even the other way in the case of Venus and Uranus). Some Planets spin very quickly. (MORE)

# Why are there 24 hours in an earth day?

24 hours is an arbitrary measurement of time, selected a long, long time ago to represent the average (or mean) time that it takes for the Earth to rotate relative to the Sun.

# How long is hundred thousand days?

One hundred thousand days equals: 100,000/7 = 14285.7 weeks 100,000/28 = 3571.4 lunar months 100,000/365 = 274 years or 100,000 X 24 = 2,400,000 hours 100,000 X 24 X 60 = 144,000,000 minutes 100,000 X 24 X 60 X 60 = 8,640,000,000 seconds

# Can you get remote computer support 24 hours a day?

Yes, some companies offer remote computer support 24 hours a day. These companies provide services such as virus removal, software installation and upgrades, and routine computer file maintenance.

# What day does God's year begin with?

It would depend on which god you are referring to but calendars are the invention of man not a god. Answer This answer will depend upon your understanding of gospel princpiles. It may therefore be contrary to your way of thinking. All living things have intelligence, and as intelligence has al…ways been and is there to be used in some form or other. As the scriptures say that God says that he is without beginning nor end, we have to believe that he was created from some other God as were all Gods before Him. He was created first as a spirit from spirit matter into which was placed His intelligence. I cannot give an acceptable answer to how this was done, except that it may have been through the same process that we are born only through Godly parents, He as a spirit child first. Like all of us he had to gain a body of flesh and bone and go through the same experience(s) that we are going through. Just as His son Christ did. To ask what does God's year begin with, no deffinate answer can be given unless the above answer I have given can be acceptable. To say that God says that he is without beginning nor end is correct, but as an intelligence first rather than a person of flesh and bone. I have no doubt that some will give answer to my answer, but so be it. (MORE)

# Why do scientists experience 24 hours day light in the arctic when it's summer in Australia?

They don't. When it's summer in Australia, the ANTarctic experiences 24-hour daylight for a few months while the ARCTIC, near the NORTH pole, has continual night.

# Why does the earth have 24 hours a day?

Because in the remote past, somebody decided to divide the day into 24 hours. At that time, people liked numbers with many factors.

# Can a Condo owner fly a flag 365 days a years 24 hours a day?

Most condos have rules which they expect their residents to follow, and these rules are different for every condo. There is usually a group of residents who help set and enforce these rules, and you can ask them if this would be acceptable. If they say no, it's probably best not to make a big deal o…ut of it, and remember that you can always join and attempt to have the rule changed. You may also consider alternatives, such as hanging the flag off a balcony rather than flying it on a pole. In addition, each country may have unofficial rules for flying their flag. For example, in the US it is considered disrespectful to fly the flag at night if there is not a light pointed at it. This may also cause problems with the condo. (MORE)

# Why is a day 24 hour?

Some ancient people decided to divide the day into 24 pieces of equal size, because they liked this number. The reason for that is that numbers like 12, 24 and 60 have many different factors.

# How do you get 24 hours in a day?

Relax. You don't have to fill out any application or do anything special. Everybody gets 24 hours in a day.

# Why is a day 24 hours and a year 365 days?

The time from when a point on the earth's surface is facing the sun until the next time that point is again facing the sun (due to the earth's rotation) averages 24 hours. The time from when one of the earth's poles is as close as possible to pointing at the sun until the next time that pole is aga…in as close as possible to pointing at the sun (due to the earth's orbit of the sun) is about 365.2422 days. (MORE)

# Where in the bible is one day is a thousand years?

New Testament, 2Peter 3:8 2Peter 3:8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that withthe Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years asone day.

# What actors and actresses appeared in A Thousand Days a Year - 2000?

The cast of A Thousand Days a Year - 2000 includes: Kimberley Barnes Gregg Coale Kenneth Mullen Ted Talofaro