When Jesus was asked for a sign, he said he will give no sign but the sign of Jonas. This was to be the sign that he is Messiah. Nevermind the miracles. Jesus said we could do those, and greater, if we had the faith.
What was the sign of Jonas? Jesus said that Jonas was in the belly of a fish three days and nights, so shall the son of man be dead three days and three nights. Why do i bother to bring this up? To mention a curiosity. Lots of folks celebrate good Friday to Easter Sunday, supposing Jesus rose on sunday morning. Let’s look at the numbers. Jesus was killed Friday afternoon, about 3ish. Let me be generous and say that is one day and one night, taking Friday night to be the first night. The Jewish day is from evening to evening, so according to Jewish counting, that would be one night. But I am giving it the whole day, to accommodate the faithful. Saturday and Saturday night is 2 days and nights. Sunday morning is half a day, at best. That leaves us short one big fat night.
So, was Jesus kidding? Or wrong? Or did the faithful condense it cause they has to work on Monday and to make things easy, just celebrate on Sunday? Another thing that might have confused the issue is, that the Catholic church changed the sabbath to Sunday from Saturday. Saturday being the traditional sabbath, kept by the Jews til this day. That’s not so big an issue. But for the bible scholars, I thought I’d bring this up because no one else has said, Hey, where’s the third night? So, either make it Good Thursday or make it Easter Monday. To be more exact, that is.