Thomas, re: "I've lost track of what the current issue is ..." OK, let me repeat my post to you in post #150: The Messiah said that He would be three days and three nights in the "heart of the earth" There are those who think that the crucifixion took place on the 6th day of the week with the resurrection taking place on the 1st day of the week. Of those, there are some who think that the "heart of the earth" is referring to the tomb or at the earliest to the time between the leaving of His spirit from His body and His resurrection on the 1st day of the week. A 6th day of the week crucifixion/1st day of the week resurrection allows for only 2 nights to be involved. To account for the lack of a 3rd night, there may be some of those mentioned above who say that the Messiah was employing common figure of speech/colloquial language. I wonder if anyone who falls in that particular group of believers might provide examples to support the belief of commonality; i.e., instances where a daytime or a night time was forecast or said to be involved with an event when no part of a daytime and/or no part of a night time could have occurred? Note: I have added the phrase "or at the earliest to the time between the leaving of His spirit from His body and His resurrection on the 1st day of the week" which was included in post #118 but has inadvertently been left out of subsequent posts. Sorry.