is mentioned by Jesus. I am interested in the phrase, “three days and three nights”, since Jesus was only in the earth for three days and two nights(Friday day and night, Saturday day and night, and Sunday day.
But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; or just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh will stand up with this generation at the judgment, and will condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and behold, something greater than Jonah is here.
I fully understand that Friday counts as a day becuase of the Jewish system of time, I just don’t get the idea of three nights? Any clue on this?