This principle of repetition in Scripture is explained by Joseph in Genesis 41:32 when interpreting Pharaoh’s dream ‘And the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice because the thing is established by God.’ The same principles occurred when Peter was spoken to by God in a dream that he might understand that Gentiles were no longer to be regarded as unclean (Acts 10:9–16). The dream was repeated three times to emphasize the importance to Peter of its meaning.
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Published on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 @ 5:11 AM CDT