I don't understand. To what thinking about cross are you referring? And what does it have to do with this topic?[/QUOTE] Sorry, the point is about "three-days-and-three-nights-in-matthew-12-40", and in my understand Scripture is truer. On Friday, when the even was come, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph Arimathaea went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus- Mat. 26:v.57 combined with Mark 15:v.42- and he took down the body of JESUS from the cross, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. According to the Jewish system regarding the days of the week, Thursday (fifth day of the week)-ends at 6pm-sunset- and then at 6pm the 6th day begins-Friday- thus begins the 1st night of Friday. Then when the even was come, that is, the day before the sabbath, the body of JESUS was in the sepulchre in the night of Friday-first night-whose day will end at sunset-at 6pm-still day of Friday. And the body of was in the sepulchre at the night of Sabbath; second night-whose day will end at sunset-at 6pm - still day of Sabbath; And was in the sepulchre in the beginning of the night of Sunday-as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, whose day of Sunday will end at the sunset-at 6pm-that is still the third day. It's it.