The real Jesus’ death and resurrection. i. Jesus Himself said that he would be in the grave for 3 days and 3 nights (Mat 12:40). ii. Jesus was already resurrected before sunrise on the first day of the week (Sunday) (Joh 20:1). iii. Given these two facts, Jesus was therefore crucified on Wednesday afternoon, put in the grave before sundown that day, and was raised from the dead sometime after sundown on Saturday evening, but not after midnight that night.