Unformatted text preview: • 40 days of Moses on Sinai • 40 days of Elijah's journey • 40 days of mourning for Jacob • 40 days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown, said Jonah. • 40 days of Lent, the period of fasting, self-denial, and penitence traditionally observed by Christians in preparation for Easter. • 40 day period of isolation in the Roman port, which survives in the word quarantine....
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- Fall '10
- Fertile Crescent, Qur'an, Moses, Deluge, Lent