In Mathew 12:38-42 Jesus says this-12:38- Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seek after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 12:41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. 12:42 The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.” (Matthew 12:38-42)…these are words of Jesus in gospel of Mathew and if it is true Jesus should be died for 3 days and 3 nights(72 hours).
But catholic sect has twisted all this saying he died on a Friday and rose on a Sunday morning,which makes 42 hours at the most.
Besides this, in Mathew 26:17 , the original greek text reads “Now on the first of the unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” - First of unleavened is the day before Passover night - (Jewish 24 hour day starts at 6 pm and ends at 6 pm next day, thus night comes first and then day as revealed in Genesis chapter 1) - as God commanded Israelites to remove all leaven from their house on the day time (before 6 pm) before passover night inorder eat unleavened bread with the passover lamb on 14 th night of 1st month - Exodus 12:8,15 and 13:7. So the first of unleavened bread means as the passover night approached meaning it was on 13th day that Jesus asked this and that night after 6PM is 14th day - passover day , as in Israel calendar night came first before day. Genesis 1:5,8,13,19,23,31.
The twisted version of Matthew 26:17 reads. "Now the first "day" of the "feast of" unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? ( This makes it look as if it was on 15th (thursday) that Lord Jesus asked this. In Leviticus 23:5 and 6, it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread.
Let's turn to a seldom-noticed detail in Mark 16:1: "Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him."
In that time, if the body of a loved one was placed in a tomb rather than being buried directly in the ground, friends and family would commonly place aromatic spices in the tomb alongside the body to reduce the smell as the remains decayed.
Since Jesus' body was placed in the tomb just before that high-day Sabbath began, the women had no time to buy those spices before the Sabbath. Also, they could not have purchased them on the Sabbath day, as shops were closed. Thus, Mark says, they bought the spices after the Sabbath— "when the Sabbath was past."
But notice another revealing detail in Luke 23:55-56: "And the women who had come with [Christ] from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment."
Do you see a problem here? Mark clearly states that the women bought the spices after the Sabbath—"when the Sabbath was past." Luke tells us that the women prepared the spices and fragrant oils, after which "they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment."
So they bought the spices after the Sabbath, and then they prepared the spices before resting on the Sabbath. This is a clear contradiction between these two Gospel accounts—unless two Sabbaths were involved!
Indeed when we understand that two different Sabbaths are mentioned, the problem goes away.
Also in Gospel of John 19:31 it says- Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Here “high sabbath” means 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. So from this verse it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on the passover day which is also the preparation day before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread. So the women with Jesus had to rest on a high Sabbath day after the passover , then buy and prepare spices on the next working day and then rest again on normal sabbath day.
Thus Mark 16:1 tells us that after the "high day" Sabbath, which began Wednesday evening at sundown and ended Thursday evening at sundown, the women bought the spices to anoint Jesus' body. Luke 23:55-56- then tells us that the women prepared the spices—activity which would have taken place on Friday—and that afterward "they rested on the Sabbath [the normal weekly Sabbath day, observed Friday sunset to Saturday sunset] according to the commandment."
By comparing details in both accounts, we can clearly see that two different Sabbaths are mentioned along with a workday in between. The first Sabbath was a "high day"—the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which fell on a Thursday. The second was the weekly seventh-day Sabbath on a Saturday.
The original Greek in which the Gospels were written also plainly tells us that two Sabbath days were involved in these accounts. In Matthew 28:1, where Matthew writes that the women went to the tomb "after the Sabbath," the word Sabbath here is actually plural and should be translated "Sabbaths."
Note that preparation day always comes before a high sabbath day and in this case the first day of week of unleavened bread which is one among the 7 high sabbath days mentioned in Leviticus 23. Normal sabbath days do not have preparation day. .
Also scriptures tells us they had to rest on another “normal” sabbath day (Mark 16:1) . After that sabbath day on the first day of the week which is also the day of 1st fruits, the women came to the tomb saw it was open and witnessed resurrected Jesus ( John 20:1-23, Mark 16:2- 9, Luke 24:1-43, Mathew 28:1-15) . This day symbolizes the coming great harvest on Pentecost which comes 50 days after and on this day resurrected Jesus appeared to women and his disciples.
Fifty days after that on Pentecost feast day ( or Harvest feast day ) 120 disciples were assembled on the upper room and holy spirit came on them and thus the church was given birth and also the start of the great harvest - Acts 2:1-41.
So from all this it’s clear that Jesus was crucified on passover day was entombed just before sunset on the passover day - wednesday 14th of 1st month (Matthew 27: 57-60, Mark 15:42- 47, Luke 23:54) and was inside earth (entombed) for 3 nights and 3 days like Jonah was inside belly of whale for 3 nights and 3 days from 15th night to 17 th day and on sometime on the night of 18th Lord Jesus Christ rose from the dead, so that as seen in John 20:1 Now very early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been moved away from the entrance.
Also its clear that catholic sect twisted the scripture in Mathew 26:17 which now reads “Now on the first day of feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” ,when it actually read in the original greek text as “Now on the first of the unleavened the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”. In Leviticus 23:5,6 it’s clearly written that passover day comes before the 1st day of feast of unleavened bread.
Why did catholic ‘church’ do this? To make it in conformity with ancient pagan festival of Venus which was on Friday . Friday was the day of Venus in ancient pagan Rome. Also spring festival dedicated to fertility Goddess Venus also occured around that time in early April. Easter eggs are reminiscent of pagan fertility goddess tradition. Also the name Easter is derived from Germanic spring goddess- Eostre . Thus the majority pagans of roman empire can be converted easily to ‘Christianity’ without any real conversion and brought under the power consolidation of Roman empire.