And the Three periods of days figure speech:


For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the Son of man be three days and nights in the heart of the earth - Matthew 12:40   This is like a figure speech as 3 days

Once again, from the above graph of four days, 3 days are count by from the time YahuSha was killed on the tree and then buried in the cave Friday night. YahuSha's body still buried in the cave all day Shabbat (Saturday) and then on Sunday dawn early morning, he was raised. The figure speech of 3 days and 3 nights means just those 3 days, from Friday to Sunday. Since the Bible explained to us often that he is to be raised on the 3rd day.