the third day
20:19 the third day. There are fourteen references to Christ’s resurrection on “the third day” in the New Testament. Thus, in terms of days of the week, it seems clear that He was slain on the sixth day of the week, the same day on which man had been created. He then rested in the tomb on the seventh day, the same day on which He rested after completing His work of creating and making all things, and rose again victoriously, never to die again, on the first day of the new week.