This post is a little over 2 years old. Though it’s an “oldie” it’s a goody
This question frequently comes up “how in the world is Friday eventing to Sunday morning “3-days”???
Start by looking at all the references to how many days Jesus was in the grave in Matthew, you’ll quickly find that he basically says Jesus was in the tomb until the third day, he rose on the third day, as well as after three days. Then there’s the famous “three days and three nights” statement with reference to Jonah in the fish (or was it a whale???) in Matthew 12:40.