Why wasn’t Jesus in the tomb a full 3 days and nights?

Why wasn’t Jesus in the tomb a full 3 days and nights?

Why wasn’t Jesus in the tomb a full 3 days and nights?


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Properly interpreting the words of the Gospels about the time Jesus would spend in the tomb.


48 thoughts on “Why wasn’t Jesus in the tomb a full 3 days and nights?

  1. River Scott

    Plato defined a liar as "someone who speaks of things that are not as though they were". None of the Bible's claims of deity are validated with even ONE fact. So, even if Jesus himself said, "I'm a liar", Christians wouldn't believe him.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  2. Taylor Molina

    Jesus sacrificed his immortal self for a weekend and rose , which he already knew it wasn’t really death because he is god and was punishing himself makes perfect sense 🤠

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  3. crystal Clear

    READ QURAN..CRystal Clear Answer..😊

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  4. GraftedOliveBranch

    Jesus rose from the dead on the Sabbath. The Sabbath day is Saturday. Do the math, count backward 3 days from Saturday. 🤔 He must have been crucified on a wednesday.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  5. Javier Valdez

    Muy mala explicación para alguien que es uno de los principales defensores de la Palabra De Dios. 😞

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  6. bel31670

    Jesus Christ himself said that he would be "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth" (Matthew 12:40).
    He clearly said 3 days and 3 nights…
    Also what verse in the Old Testament say the messiah will be raised on the 3rd day..

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  7. Ronke Barber

    Thursday evening was the preparation for the sabbath Matthew 27: 57 was the 1st day; the following day, Friday morning to evening vs 62, 1st night and day; then the sabbath day, in which no one could do any labors 2nd day and night, then 28:1, the end of the sabbath day 3rd day and night He arose from the dead, John 20:1. Genesis 1:5,8,13…

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  8. Mr. Sherlock Holmes

    If you study the jewish laws. Jesus was crucified around noon on friday the day called good friday . Then it ended at night Friday that is when passover begins. so friday morning would have been counted as one day , then friday night would be 2nd day . Then Saturday would have been the 3rd day. Then he arose on the 3rd day Sunday . There you have it . By Jewish days , not our time in 24 hrs in a day . Is this correct ?

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  9. Dr. J

    Wednesday night, Thursday (1st day, 2nd night), Friday (2nd day, 3rd night), Saturday (3rd day). HE IS RISEN.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  10. LoneStarr0380

    I was told the night Judas and the mob was coming to get Jesus. That's when Jesus said this is the hour of darkness. In other words this night is the first night he's in the heart of the earth. Before this night no one was able to capture him or stone him cause he was under his Father's protection. Starting from the night he was betrayed we can count three days three nights. Starting with the night Jesus was betrayed he was no longer under his Father's protection and therefore began to take on the punishment for the sins of the world.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  11. Ashley

    I love how other Christians are correcting Frank on his mistake. We need to make sure we’re teaching what’s truth!

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  12. Space Man

    Lol so now Jesus talks in idioms??? Go back to school

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  13. Hamsayeh همسایه

    where it says he was crucified on Friday?! remember it wasn't an ordinary Sabbath, it was the passover sabbath ( high Sabbath). Jesus was crucified on the preparation day which is the day that the passover lamb is being sacrificed which is Wednesday, the next day was the annual sabbath ( high Sabbath). So from wednesday 6pm to Thursday 6pm will count as Thursday and the same for the Friday and the Saturday. Jesus rose sometime on Saturday. but because the Saturday is the weekly sabbath his disciples couldn't go to the grave, neither the could have gone at night so they went on the Sunday morning the first day of the week while it was dark. Thursday to Saturday makes three days and three nights.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  14. Ngozi Onyemaechi

    He was, please Google: did jesus said He will stay three days and three nights in the grave, then read articles especially Myers article, then you will see that He did.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  15. John Donnelly

    Why did this "Christian" not ask the following questions. What kind if fish swallowed Jonah without injuring him.  How did Jonah stay alive for three days and three nights under water without air. The Bible says that the fish took Jonah down "to the roots of the mountains". How did Jonah survive the pressure at the deepest part of the ocean and what kind of surface feeding fish can survive at such a depth.  Finally he might have asked how did the fish vomit Jonah up on the shore at Ninevah when Ninevah is 200 miles inland.  If he had even the remotest knowledge of the Bible he would understand that the fish is a metaphor.  Jonah was swallowed by his own sin and guilt because he disobeyed God.  The "roots of the mountains" is a Biblical term for Hell because Jonah believed he was going to Hell.  Jesus said that like Jonah, He would be three days and three nights "in the heart of the earth".  The heart of the earth and the roots of the mountains both mean being under the control of sin and evil.  When Jesus was betrayed by Judas on Thursday night, He was under the control of evil men until His resurrection on Sunday.  Three days and three nights.  The Jews, Romans and the followers of Jesus all saw Him crucified.  Even Mary, His mother saw him crucified.  Tacitus, the Roman historian recorded the crucifixion of Jesus.  Many of the followers of Jesus saw Him after the resurrection and were willing to risk their lives to tell others the good news.  The Koranic verse that says Jesus was not crucified is copied from the Gnostic Christian gospel of Basilides and is not any revelation by God.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  16. Sebastian Raj


    I asked my mom the same thing my mom said the same answer




    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  17. Appregator

    The Friday to Sunday thing is pure Roman Catholic doctrine and unscriptural. Any Christian today can research that Jesus was crucified earlier in the week before the high Sabbath of that year.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  18. Aweso Amin Said

    Jonah was alive on 3 days n 3 nights n christians blv Jesus was dead fr those days n nights,,who is lying now,,jesus or christians

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  19. N8 BIT

    This was horrible explanation. He was burried 3 full days and 3 full nights. The key is underatanding the feast days are Sabbath days. The first Sabbath mentioned in the text was not Saturday. It was the beginning of a feast. The next Sabbath they were trying to beat was the weekly Sabbath. He was crucified Wednesday hurried Wednesday. Stayed hurried Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and rose. Sunday. 3 days 3 nights.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  20. Aiyana Smith

    Amazing questions, may Jesus reveal to this man seeking the truth! Hallelujah. Praise the Lord on high. Wow ❤️ Christ, save your son! No weapon formed against him shall prosper.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  21. Tonya 1028

    Jesus died on a Wednesday. A Jewish day is from sunset to sunset. So, first day was sunset wednesday to sunset Thursday.
    2nd day….. sunset Thursday to sunset Friday.
    3rd day was sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.

    Jesus rose from the dead sometime between Saturday sunset to Sunday sunset.
    But, because Mary found him Sunday morning, he probably rose some time Saturday night.

    Therefore he spent 3 nights in the tomb.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  22. Tommy

    How many questions does he ask!!

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  23. algol291

    Ah, idioms… so, basically you can;t take anything in the bible to be at word value, because the people back in the time of Jesus said things like, it's raining cats and dogs, when convenient for Frank Turek.
    Keep sellin'' those books Frank.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  24. Khaldoun ashum

    Liar… trying to find any excuse to cover it up.. he's converting jesus to a gangster or a dude .

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  25. Ted Bishop

    None of the story is true.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  26. Franc Mittelo

    If there truly was a god, then we would not be having all these silly debates. The message would have been clear and verifiable with science, for anybody who is truly after the truth to replicate and independently verify.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  27. SheepAmongGoats

    Gospel books are actually allowed to contradict. They're all based off eyewitness accounts. It's kind of the whole point to having 4, giving more credibility to the events. If it was made up there would be only one. However, some accounts could be wrong just because were human and can remember things improperly.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  28. Eileen

    Dr. Turek answered incorrectly. It was three days bc day began after the Sun set

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  29. KingJames BibleBeliever

    Wed night to Sat night. There were more than one Sabbath back then. John says it was an high day.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  30. Kwaku Appiyah

    SDA’s are licking their lips at this 🤣.
    They’re completely ignoring Frank’s point.
    Frank saying it’s an Idiom, they’re taking it literal.
    Instead of arguing why it’s high sabbath, argue why it’s NOT an Idiom

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  31. Peter Yeshvasun

    Jesus celebrated the Passover which is on the full moon then the next day begins the feast of unleavened bread for 7 days a yearly festival in remembrance of Israel being spared from gods wrath on that day when hey sacrificed the lamb and smeared blood on their doors and they were spared Jesus Celebrated this feast with his disciples and he was apprehended at 3 a.m the next day at the beginning of the feast of unleavened bread and crucified later that day 3 days later sabbath is still occurring now it is considered the feast of FIRST FRUITS! The sabbath of unleavened bread still follows from the day after Passover. first fruits is that which celebrates Jesus Christ victory on the cross !! There! Halleluyahushua!

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  32. Kenneth Kamoga

    I now believe that Jesus is the greatest man to ever walk on the earth. He's debated by all people including the theists and atheists,

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  33. Sifǔ Anthony Tarasca

    To believe in the Good Friday, Easter Sunday analogy as this speaker does is to deny that Jesus is the Messiah, as He said that just as Jonah was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the great whale so shall the Son of Man be 3 days and 3 nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:40) Also, the word Easter stems from paganism and has nothing to do with our Lord Yeshua Ha' Mashiach. It is the Passover and then Resurrection Day.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  34. zoomfin

    3 days and 3 nights is not an idiom but an exact prophetic sign given by Jesus. Treis Hemera Treis Nux. Therefore, He died at 3pm Wed. Stayed in the tomb Wed night, Thursday day and night, Friday day and night and Saturday day and rose on Saturday evening.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  35. Cpthilton

    NO! Easter is paganism. Jesus was in the tomb for three full days and three full nights. There is NO reason to make Jesus conform to PAGAN "good" Friday or Ishtar Sunday!

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  36. Christopher Laing

    This particular week had 2 sabbaths one of which was a High Sabbath spoken of in John 19:31, and the other was the regular Sabbath.
    The High Sabbath occurs on the Gregorian calendar weekday Wednesday which allows for three full nights and three full days in the tomb else Yahushua is a liar and the Scriptures are untrustworthy.
    So Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and he is resurrected on Saturday at evening which begins first day of the Hebrew week.
    The fact that Mary went and purchased things and then rested on the Sabbath is concerning the weekly Friday sabbath which then allowed her to go to the tomb without violating the weekly Sabbath day.

    It is a tragedy that the professing church cannot get it right and give proper Scriptural answers.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  37. Jenna

    Because Christians can't count. They like their Good Friday-Easter Sunday story more than they like the truth. A crucifixion on Wednesday, a high sabbath the next day, the 6th day, and the regular sabbath gives you three days and three nights.
    Wednesday night–Night 1
    Thursday day – Day 1
    Thursday night – Night 2
    Friday day – Day 2
    Friday night – Night 3
    Sabbath day – Day 3
    Saturday Night after sunset- is when he rose from death.

    Don't accept any "Well, this was calculated this way and that." Yahshua said the sign of Jonah, expressly three days and three nights. He also said a day is 12 hours–just to circumvent any confusion on the matter (John 11).
    Then He rose after keeping the Sabbath. He was not SEEN until early on the first day.

    Christians, your leaders have lied to you. Wake up and read the Word for yourselves.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  38. tim schutte

    It was on Wednesday he was on the cross and so Thursday day/night, Friday day/night and Saturday day/night

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
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    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  40. Phillipus Malan

    Frank you clearly do not have a clue to what you are saying. Please read you bible and get a proper perspective.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  41. AdrianJayeOnline

    hello smart arse; friday, saturday, sunday,…………. same guy who asked a BS question that Mohammed is in the bible.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  42. Benjamin Wolf

    WRONG ANSWER. Jesus was not in the tomb on the Saturday *Friday night shabbat. If you learn the biblical holy days you will realise it is not the sabbath day that begins. I wont say what day other wise people wont research and learn. It is LITERALLY 3 DAYS & 3 DAYS IN THE CAVE.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  43. Mike Green

    Typical Muslim type questions. The first one he had about Zakir Naik’s false interpretation of Hebrew that Mopedaphile was mentioned in Song Of Solomon. Clearly reaching on extreme details to try to debunk the Bible. Then, this question on an exact amount of days??? So, if Jesus was in the tomb for 71.99 hours, this guys would say, “see, that’s not 3 days!”. So ridiculous! If he was in the tomb for 3 1/4 days, this guy would be saying the same thing. Muslims zoom in on extreme details and call it contradictions- all the while not understanding Hebrew and Jewish culture. Funny, since their holy books stole all the good parts straight from the Jews. Muslims completely turn a blind eye to both small AND large contradictions in their books. A religion of peace, or a cult made up by a horrible warlord?

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  44. Official Colors

    In Jewish Calendar it's From 6pm Wednesday night until 6pm Saturday night and in our Calendar it's From 6pm Thursday night until Sunday night 6pm.

    You should know the day in the bible starts 6pm/18:00 and our day starts 12am/00:00

    Jesus was crucified 09:00 Wednesday morning and the sun went dark 12:00 and than he died exactly 15:00 and by 18:00 he was buried. Jesus Christ rose from the dead Saturday night 18:00

    The Sunday morning they found the tomb empty then the disciples gathered together in silent. That's why we church Sunday morning.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  45. Bors de Ganys

    Jesus was most likely crucified on a Wednesday.

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  46. MAYA EL

    People cant remember what they did last Friday night yet believe that they know the exact day someone was killed 2000+ yrs ago lol

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  47. NothingButTheTruth

    Not to mention Jesus didn't sleep at all the night before His torture and crucifixion. What a Savior! Who else would have endured…

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply
  48. Berma Worz

    U did answer the question Sir

    February 28, 2021 at 3:51 pm Reply

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