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Leviticus 23:5


In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, 1  is a Passover offering to the Lord.


Ex 12:2-14,18; Ex 13:3-10; Ex 23:15; Nu 9:2-7; Nu 28:16; De 16:1-8; Jos 5:10; 2Ch 35:18,19; Mt 26:17; Mr 14:12; Lu 22:7; 1Co 5:7,8

NET © Notes

tn Heb “between the two evenings,” perhaps designating the time between the setting of the sun and the true darkness of night. Cf. KJV, ASV “at even”; NAB “at the evening twilight.”

sn See B. A. Levine, Leviticus (JPSTC), 156, for a full discussion of the issues raised in this verse. The rabbinic tradition places the slaughter of Passover offerings between approximately 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., not precisely at twilight. Moreover, the term פֶּסַח (pesakh) may mean “protective offering” rather than “Passover offering,” although they amount to about the same thing in the historical context of the exodus from Egypt (see Exod 11-12).

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