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If Easter Sunday (First day of the week) is the day Jesus rose the dead, why is Good Friday the day we recognize as the day Jesus died? That wouldn't give 3 days and 3 nights in the grave like Jesus prophesied.

For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40)

marked as duplicate by Nathaniel, Community Mar 24 '16 at 3:07

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  • Welcome! This question (or one very similar to it) has already been asked, so this one may be closed as a duplicate. I hope you'll take a minute to take the tour and learn how this site is different from others. – Nathaniel Mar 24 '16 at 3:03
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    @Nathaniel - yeah, i suppose so. it's [very] slightly different, but i can close it. the other one didn't come up in my search, which is why i asked it. thanks. – JT703 Mar 24 '16 at 3:07
  • Yes, I can understand that—to me this is a very good duplicate to keep around as a sign post. – Nathaniel Mar 24 '16 at 3:08