Friday, April 22, 2011

Just a thought - 6

Question:  Why do we say that Jesus rose on the third day?  If you do the math, it really doesn’t make any sense.  He was killed on a Friday and rose Sunday morning.  So, he was in the grave for only 1 day, no?

Answer:  In ancient Israel the day began at sunset, and any part of a day counted as a full day.

So, Friday = Day 1
Saturday = Day 2
Sunday = Day 3

He died, was buried, and was raised up on the third day.