@Jimmy_Sellers, that’s a helpful link.
I agree; understanding the phrase “three days and three nights” as an idiom - vs a literal, mathematical calculation - is entirely appropriate and clears up the confusion.
Beyond the other Biblical examples of this that Ken provides, we can also acknowledge the differences in the precision with which we view time.
In today’s culture, at least for those of us interacting on Connect, we are accustomed to clocks and calendars. Because of our technology, there’s a precision that’s associated with time.
However, I don’t believe that same sentiment is appropriate when you are thinking about the mindset of a culture that doesn’t have watches and digital calendar alerts.