43 And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43
Both Jesus and the criminal died on the same day. Because they were reunited in paradise after death, should the word “today” be understood as a 24-hour day that extended into paradise, or, should the word “today” be understood as a future, unspecified time? The answer should not contradict John 20:17, where after the resurrection, Jesus had not yet ascended to his Father. This question can be closed. The answer can be found here: Where was Jesus after he stopped breathing on the Cross until he came out of the tomb?