Easter is the glory of Jesus Christ who conquered death by resurrection from the grave on the third day after his crucifixion. Is the movie buff, religious man or an atheist, Easter evokes the fundamental question of what logical mind thinks: "If Jesus died on Friday afternoon and was resurrected on Sunday morning, as the prophecy of the prophet Jonah to fill that Christ will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? Friday afternoon to Sunday morning for two nights and one and a half a day, right?
Wait a minute, before you get carried away by the question because we have the answer! "Three days and three nights' duration, used in the Bible, can not be taken literally, since it is strictly according to the Jewish way of the bill. The phrase "one day and one night" is an idiom used often by Jews on the day.
According to Jewish reckoning of time, which is located in the Jewish Babylonian Talmud and Jerusalem Talmud (Jewish commentaries), part of the day (whether it's evening, morning, day and night) was declared complete natural days. In other words, it was a maxim among the Jews in computing time that part of the day was to be received or calculated as a whole.
Any minutes before six o'clock (6 PM) on Friday night has been identified as one day. From Friday evening at six o'clock (6 PM) to Saturday at six o'clock (6 AM) was the next day. From Saturday to Sunday night was the third day.
The Bible clearly says that Jesus was crucified on Friday and was buried on Friday afternoon or evening before the Sabbath (Saturday), and then resurrected on the first day of the week (Sunday). So Jesus was in the grave part of Friday (from Friday afternoon, which is considered a full day), the whole Saturday (second day), and from Saturday to sunset Sunday, part of the (third day).
Old Testament and New Testament several references to the Jewish counted as their days and it was virtually impossible to cite all those links here. Yes, we recommend specific about this, if interested. Does a good time on this glorious day of Easter and wish HAPPY EASTER.