And although we have established the three days and three nights following the death and burial of Jesus, we have yet to verify biblically, the correct timeline following his death. It is one thing to make a suggestion as to the interpretation of a scripture; it is another thing to have evidence to back the interpretation up, especially having biblical evidence. So we guess in order to alleviate some of the confusion surrounding the actual timeline following his death, we need to identify the events for the particular days in question. Let us see if we can identify a timeline that will correspond to our suggested three days and three nights. Afterwards, we will add this information to our table.
In order to get started, we need to make sure we define and understand several of the phrases or terms that were used in some of the passage that we have already examined. One of the first phrases that we need to define and understand is the day of preparation or the preparation day phrase. Now the day of preparation or the preparation day was the day prior to the weekly Sabbath, where everything was taken care of in advance, so that the law regarding the Sabbath could be followed without exception. We find an example of this preparation day in the book of Exodus. This particular passage of scripture deals with the children of Israel when they were in the wilderness and the Lord provided for them quail and manna, which they went out into the fields daily to gather.