Grant jeffery and other say that friday was the day of christ crucifixion because they counted inclusivly of time back then thus a few hours friday and a few hours sunday plus all sat= 3 days and nights in the belly of the earth. I disagree but lets take this inclusive thing to other time frames shall we.
1260 days the witness preach could then be 1258 day whole and then a few mintues in the day before and a few minutes in the day after to fulfill prophecy. 42 months of the AC reign could be a few days one month then 40 whole months then a few days thee next month and thus fulfilling prophecy. the 70th week of daniel could be a few days to a month in one year 5 whole years and a few days to a month in the following year to fulfill prophecy. the 5th trumpet the scorpions torment 5 months could be fulfilled by one day in one month 3 whole months and a day the following month. the witness' lay dead 3.5 days could be a hour in one day 2 whole days and half a day the following day.
I dont think anyone would say the following paragraph is right but it is the logical extention to the inclusive counting used to try and prove a friday death and sunday resurrection. I think he was killed on wed buryed after sunset making it thursday when place in the earth.
so night 1 is thursday day 1 is thursday night 2 is friday day 2 is friday night 3 is saturday day 3 is saturday. thus, strictly appling this, he would have risen after sunset on sat thus rising on sunday.
Now a possiblity I lean towards is since he died before sunset wed that he would rise before sunset on sat having the hours from wed count towards the total. if he raises on sat he is raised after 3 days and 3 nights and is raised after the 3rd day portion (after 3 days) is completed, and on the 3rd day of the feast of unleaven bread (on the third day). since nisan 14 is the prep day for the meal and then the 7 day feast it would need to be one a wed. it was in 30 AD.
when the went to the tomb he was already risen. now yes there was a earthquake right before sunrise but we are not told that is when he rose. the earth quake coudl have been what opend the tomb. he might have been waiting in the tomb since rising and when the rock was moved he then left the tomb and went to work there tending to the grounds waiting for the mary's to arrive. since he had not yet ascended to the father yet perhaps he was unable to simply walk through the walls of the tomb.
at our backs" quote from bablyon 5