Is the “Emmaus walk” on a Sunday the resurrection day?
The shot answer is “No”. As an explanation, please follow me through on this.
In Luke 24:13-35, that “same day” (v-13) when the 2 disciples started to walk from Jerusalem to Emmaus was the day part of Sunday. “When they went” has to be after they knew “all that had happened” including the resurrection. That day had to be Sunday when it was confirmed by “Peter and the women”(Lu.24:12).They knew this “empty tomb” (v-23-24) through the women who were there early sunrise of Sunday. With Wednesday Nisan 14 crucifixion, and as “Jonas was 3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the fish”(Matt.12:39-40), Jesus already resurrected towards the end of Saturday going towards the beginning night part of Sunday. According to the biblical account, Emmaus is “three score furlongs”, which can be 7 miles walk (www.metric-conversions.org/length/furlongs-to-miles.htm)) or 19 miles from Jerusalem (http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/emmaus.html). Whatever many miles it took to travel “60 furlongs” during that time, the key is that it must have taken “days”.
However, the narrative states that they reached Emmaus on the 3rd day. The “third day” was the 3rd from Sunday when they started the trip from Jerusalem ( Sunday, Monday, Tuesday). The “day was far spent” (v-29,Tuesday towards sunset and to begin the following start of Wedneday nightime) so they invited the resurrected Jesus to eat (v-30) with them. And they started to rest that Wednesday night as it was the start of the 7th day of Unleavened bread, an annual sabbath, also a “rest day”. See also, Feast of Unleavened Bread in Lev 23:5-8 proving that Nisan 15 and Nisan 21 are annual or high Sabbaths