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 three days and three nights, without having to resort to trickery or deceitful mathematics.
We desire every believer to be able to count to three, and not come up short.
A Final Word
It is hoped that we have shown that if all of the events recorded from the crucifixion to the resurrection are left in their attributed timeframe, a Friday afternoon crucifixion and a Sunday morning resurrection, simply does not allow enough time for all these things to occur as they are reported.
As a review, we have established the following:
1. The burial of Jesus took place on the late afternoon of the 14th of Abib. This period of the burial, occurring from 3 pm to sunset, was also the time known as “the preparation.”
2. The body was placed in the tomb as the sabbath of the 15th of Abib was commencing. The women who accompanied the burial team of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus, continued sitting at the tomb, after it was sealed.
3. On this sabbath of the Fifteenth, the Pharisees went to Pilate to request a guard be placed at the tomb, so to prevent the disciples from stealing the body, pretending a resurrection.
4. After this Sabbath had passed, the women went to the market and purchased the necessary spices so that they might later anoint the body of Jesus. This day would have been the 16th of Abib. After purchasing these spices they returned home and prepared them.
5. The women then “rested on the Sabbath Day according to the commandment.” The activity of the women to this point, in my opinion, is a very important key to the whole chronology. There is a very good reason why the Spirit of God had all of their activity recorded. It is an unappreciated key to the whole Three Day Chronology.
6. Late on the weekly Sabbath, the women went to the tomb, in order “to see it.”

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