Many have been deceived into thinking that Yahshua Messiah was crucified (impaled) on the sixth day of the week, commonly called by the pagan name, “Friday” and then subsequently HE arose from the dead (they say) on first day of the week, commonly called by the pagan name, “Sunday.” This cannot be true according to what is written in Exodus 12 and from what The Master HIMSELF stated in Matthew 12:40. This faulty account cannot be an accurate rendering, using simple mathematics. Consider;
Mat 12:40 For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the stomach of the great fish, so shall the Son of Adam be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
As already stated, the roman “holy week / Good Friday” scenario does not pass the calendar, mathematics or Scriptural litmus tests. Consider:
Messiah observed the true “living” Passover with HIS followers on the 14th of Abib, the 3rd day of the week, (Tuesday) in the evening, just as was required according to the Torah given to Mosheh in Exodus 12:18.
HE was (lawlessly) impaled and died late the following day, the 15th of Abib, the 4th day of the week, (Wednesday), which was / is the First Day of Unleavened Bread. Wednesday night was night 1.
The following day, the 16th of Abib (Thursday), which is day 1 and Thursday night is night 2.
The following day, the 17th of Abib (Friday), which is day 2 and Friday night is night 3.
The following day was the weekly Sabbath day, the 18th of Abib (Saturday), which is day 3.
Yahshua rose from the grave on the 3rd day before night 4, just as HE had said.
HE was then seen at the tomb as the Sabbath came to an end upon the dawning of the following day, the 1st of the week, or the 19th of Abib. (Sunday)
HE had risen prior to 1st Day morning!
See articles for further clarification: “The Re-named Days of the Week“, “Christian HOLI-days“, “The Sabbath…Who Changed it?“