And it was about the space of three hours after (egeneto de w wrwn triwn diasthma). Literally "Now there came an interval (diasthma, distance, space between) of about (w) three hours." When (kai). This use of kai after egeneto is characteristic of Luke's style in the Gospel. Not knowing (mh eiduia). Feminine singular of second perfect active participle of oida. Mh usual negative of the participle in the Koin.