Some might object that a death on Friday afternoon and a resurrection on Sunday morning is hardly accounts for three days. According the the Jewish method of calendar reckoning, the "three days and three nights" Christ prophesied He would be “in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40) was in fact fulfilled--and the traditional accounting of Good Friday to Easter Sunday with the harrowing between on Saturday, is altogether Biblical. The Hebrews always reckoned any part of a 24-hour cycle as a full day and night: yom. Remember, they were not Moderns like us, driven by the mathematical and mechanical structures of reductionistic rationalism.
And so it was: "On the third day, He arose."