Common Figure of Speech/Colloquial Language?

  1. The Messiah said that He would be three days and three nights in the “heart of the earth”

  2. 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.

  3. Of those, there are some who think that the “heart of the earth” is referring to the tomb or at the earliest to the moment when His spirit left His body).

  4. A 6th day of the week crucifixion/1st day of the week resurrection allows for only 2 nights to be involved.

  5. To account for the lack of a 3rd night, some of those mentioned above say that the Messiah was employing common figure of speech/colloquial language.

  6. I wonder if anyone who falls in that group of believers could provide examples to support that 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?


Perhaps someone new visiting this topic may know of examples.