Exodus 12


In Exodus 12 Moses tells the Israelites to keep the lamb “until” the 14th day of the 1st month and kill it at twilight. Does the word “ until” mean at the beginning of the 14th day or into the 14th day? Also was the lamb killed at the beginning of the 14th when the sun set just before darkness or later on in the afternoon of the 14th ?

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  1. The Paschal Lamb was slaughtered on the fourteenth of Nissan in the afternoon and it was eaten on the night of the fifteenth.

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