Some declare dogmatically that Israel killed the Passover sacrifice domestically after the
original Passover in Egypt. If there was ever a domestic Passover sacrifice after the one
in Egypt, it was illegal.
Deuteronomy 16.5-6 "You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which the Lord
your God gives you; but at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide, there
you shall sacrifice the Passover at twilight, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of
If a domestic sacrifice existed, where are the laws that pertain to this domestic sacrifice?
According to the following scriptures, it was illegal to offer a lamb other than at the door
of the tabernacle.
Leviticus 17:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Speak unto Aaron, and unto his sons, and unto all the children of Israel, and say unto them; This is
the thing which the LORD hath commanded, saying,
3 What man soever there be of the house of Israel, that killeth an ox, or <lamb>, or goat, in the camp,
or that killeth it out of the camp,
4 And bringeth it not unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, to offer an offering unto the
LORD before the tabernacle of the LORD; blood shall be imputed unto that man; he hath shed blood;
and that man shall be cut off from among his people:
It is imperative for those who believe in an early 14th Passover to presume that Christ
and His disciples killed a lamb domestically for the last supper with His disciples, which
they assume was the Passover. They understand that there would be no Passover lambs
slain at the temple that evening. They accept that the Jews kept the Passover at the end
of the 14th rather than at its beginning. Christ would not bring condemnation upon
Himself. He knew the law and kept it meticulously.
To claim that Christ partook of an illegal domestic Passover sacrifice is blasphemous.
The Israelites could not sacrifice the Passover domestically, but where God's name abides
(the tabernacle, and later the temple), there you shall sacrifice the Passover, at the going
down of the sun (Deut 16:5-6). The scripture does not say that the Passover may be slain
"after the sun has gone down" but "at the going down of the sun" – in other words, while
the sun is still going down, before its setting. These are plain scriptures and they are not
alone. Other incontrovertible scriptures also prove when Israel was to sacrifice the