- Dec 26, 2015
Your solution is the only one that will work...[/QUOTE]Wednesday Day 1
Thursday Day 2
Friday the Third Day
Did Jesus rise again on the Third Day?
I don’t think Friday is the first day of the week.
I could just ask you to count back from Sunday, the first day of the week, the third day in which He rose, two days and tell me which day that is?
Sunday the third day
Saturday the Sabbath, the second day
Friday the first, when He was crucified.
You will then come to the conclusion that the only issue is “3 nights”.
The phrase 3 days and three nights doesn’t necessarily have to refer to a literal 72 hour period, for if it did He would have to have been resurrected at 3:00 PM in the afternoon.
Three days and three nights is an “idiomatic” expression that refers to three consecutive or calendar days.