sunset - 'between the evenings'?

Old Testament Verses

midnight - true biblical/Jewish day!




There are in the Old Testament three further examples which indicate the
first portion of the night did not fall in the same day as the following
daylight period.


THE DAUGHTERS OF LOT


       Gen   19:33  So they made their father drink wine that
                    night. And the firstborn went in and lay
                    with her father, and he did not know when
                    she lay down or when she arose.
               :34  It happened on the next day that the
                    firstborn said to the younger, "Indeed
                    I lay with my father last night; let us
                    make him drink wine tonight also, and
                    you go in and lie with him, that we may
                    preserve the lineage of our father."

       [ This verse quite clearly shows the first portion of the
         night was not included in the next day. ]


MEAT OF THE THANKSGIVING PASSOVER


       Lev    7:11  This is the law of the sacrifice of peace
                    offerings which he shall offer to the LORD:
               :12  If he offers it for a thanksgiving, ...
               :15  The flesh of the sacrifice of his peace
                    offering for thanksgiving shall be eaten
                    the same day it is offered. He shall not
                    leave any of it until morning.
               :20  But the person who eats the flesh of the
                    sacrifice of the peace offering that belongs
                    to the LORD, while he is unclean, that
                    person shall be cut off from his people. 
         
       compare with,

       Num   9:12   They shall leave none of it until morning,
                    nor break one of its bones. According to
                    all the ordinances of the Passover they
                    shall keep it.      

       [ None of the meat of Passover could be eaten the next day,
         it had to be eaten the same day it was offered. The
         following morning was not considered to fall within the
         same day as the Passover celebration. ]


BURIAL OF THOSE HUNG ON TREES


    Josh   8:29  And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until evening.
                 And as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded
                 that they should take his corpse down from the tree,
                 cast it at the entrance of the gate of the city, and
                 raise over it a great heap of stones ...

          10:26  And afterward Joshua struck them and killed them,
                 and hanged them on five trees; and they were hanging
                 on the trees until evening.
            :27  So it was at the time of the going down of the sun
                 that Joshua commanded, and they took them down from
                 the trees, cast them into the cave where they had
                 been hidden, and laid large stones against the cave's
                 mouth, ...


On two occasions Joshua waited until sunset before ordering the bodies,
of those who had been hung on trees, to be buried. Note that Deut 21:23
explicitly stated that such dead bodies were to be buried that same day.


    Deut  21:22  If a man has committed a sin deserving of death,
                 and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree,
            :23  his body shall not remain overnight on the tree,
                 but you shall surely bury him that day, so that you
                 do not defile the land which the LORD your God is
                 giving you as an inheritance; ...


    [ Joshua had acted in accordance with the Old Testament law.
      The bodies of these dead men did not have to be buried
      before sunset, because the first portion of the night
      (that immediately after sunset) was still part of that day. ]



Biblical
Day
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Introduction
Between
the
Evenings
The
Passover
Example
The
Crucifixion
Example
Genesis
Chapter 1
Day



New
Testament
Verses
Biblical
Day
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Summary


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