ituttut ................... Three days in the ground, just as He said, and He tells us in the beginning how many hours are in a Day (day/night).He says 72 hours. What does man say? ............................ GE: It is not WRITTEN: "Three days in the ground". "Three days in the ground" is NOT, "just as He said". Jesus said - extracted from context -, "three days in the HEART, of the earth". "Three days in the ground" is literal language which means the same as 'three days in the GRAVE'. "three days in the HEART of the earth" is figurative language, meaning something else than the literal words, "heart", or, "earth". "three days in the HEART, of the earth" has therefore, spiritual meaning, that Christ AS IF He were "under the foundations of the mountains of the sea", "AS the prophet JONAS WAS", SUFFERED THE PANGS OF DEATH AND OF DYING DEATH, LIVE AND ALIVE. Jesus ENTERED into this the first day of his final sacrificing of his LIFE here in the Scriptures: Mark14:12,17 Matthew 26:17,20 Luke 22:7,14 John 13:1-30. The "MIDDLE-DAY" so called in the Scriptures, started, here: Mark 15:42 Matthew 27:57 Luke 23:50 John 19:31,38, and, "BEGAN ENDING MID-AFTERNOON THE SABBATH DRAWING NEAR", here: Luke 23:54 John 19:42. And "the third day Christ rose from the dead according to the Scriptures", began, here: Luke 23:56b, and, "BEGAN ENDING MID-AFTERNOON THE First Day of the week DRAWING NEAR", here: Matthew 28:1, and "had gone through", here: Mark 16:1. These are ALL and EVERY times and days WRITTEN with reference to the "three days" WITHIN WHICH, Jesus would like the prophet Jonas have suffered the "three days thick darkness", "plague (that) was upon Him", the 'plague' of the Exodus and the death of the First Born and Only Begotten Son of God, on the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth days of the First Month God commanded must be for The People of God their First Month.