Cock crowing watch

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The night was reckoned, roughly speaking, from our 6 p. The cock-crowing in Mark thus refers to the third watch of the night, between the hours of 12 and 3. In St. Attempts have been made to distinguish between these two cock-crowings in St. Mark as occurring at definite seasons of the night, the one about midnight and the other at the first approach of dawn, just before the commencement of the fourth or morning watch, and to define the second of the two as the gallicinium proper, and consequently the only one of which the other three Evangelists take notice. The probability is that Jesus meant no more than this, that before Peter himself had twice heard the cock crow he should thrice have been guilty of his great denial.

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What Time Does The Cock Crow? - Scientific American Blog Network

Matthew Jesus said to him, 'Verily I say to thee, that, this night, before cock-crowing , thrice thou wilt deny me. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. See COCK. Multi-Version Concordance Cockcrowing 1 Occurrence. Easton's Bible Dictionary

What Do We Learn From the Cock Crow Prophecy?

The latter time, because he then crows loudest, and his 'shrill clarion' is most useful by summoning man to his labors, obtained the appellation of the cock-crowing emphatically, and by way 'of 'eminence, though sometimes the distinctions of the first and second cock-crowing are met with in Jewish and heathen writers Bochart, 3. These times, and these names for them, were, no doubt, some of the most ancient divisions of the night adopted in the East, where 'the bird of dawning' is most probably indigenous. The latter 'cock-crow' was retained even when artificial divisions of time were invented. These watches, or guards, were declared by the sound of a trumpet; and whenever one guard relieved another, it was always done by the military signal. The whole four- watches were closed by the blowing of a shrill horn.
Roman guards split their night watch up into four three hour segments. Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. This detail not only shows the historical awareness of St Mark as he is writing, but because it is an offhand remark—Jesus is mentioning it in passing not as a main preaching point—it affirms again the historical accuracy of the gospels.