|PASSOVER KEPT BETWEEN THE TWO
It is interesting to consider what it would mean to keep the Passover “between the two evenings.” Some early 14th Passover
advocates use the KJV bible to support their theory that the Israelites kept the entire Passover and Passover Feast on the 14th Nisan
based on the following scriptures:
Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole
assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening (between the evenings).
Leviticus 23:5 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even (between the evenings) [is] the LORD’
Numbers 9:3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even (between the evenings), ye shall keep it in his
appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye
Numbers 9:5 And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at even (between the
evenings) in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the
children of Israel.
Numbers 9:11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even (between the evenings) they shall keep
it, [and] eat it with unleavened bread and bitter [herbs].
One important point these advocates overlook, or do not adequately consider, is that the
KJV bible does not include the correct term for evening in any of these verses. We supply
the correct term – between the evenings – in parenthesis above. If keeping Passover
meant anything more than slaying and preparing the lambs for the Passover Feast, Israel
would have had to cook the lambs and eat them “between the two evenings!” – based on
the above scriptures. This would have been a hurried meal to be sure!
Leviticus 23.5 says that the Passover is "between the evenings. Those who accept an
early 14th Passover as true do not believe that all of the Passover including the Passover
Feast occurred "between the evenings". “Between the evenings" is not all night long by
anyone's standard! All realize there was only enough time to slay, prepare the lamb, and
put the blood on the doorposts "between the evenings". Yet, they use these Scriptures in
the KJV to verify an early 14th Passover and insist that the Passover and its feast, based
on these scriptures, was on the 14th of Nisan.
We have discussed and answered this theory earlier. “Between the evenings” is specific
and one must not confuse it with the general term for evening. The bottom line is that
these scriptures, when correctly interpreted, do not prove an early 14th Passover.