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Sunrise Reckoning and Between the Evenings

The difference between erev and beyn ha arbayim and where they are in the scriptural day

“The Case of the Misplaced Evening”


Exodus 12:6 gives very specific instructions when to kill the sacrificial Exodus 12:18 gives us the example of the other end of the scriptural
Passover Lamb. The lamb is to be kept UNTIL the 14th day, then killed day. Exo 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month
“between the evenings.” A careful study of “between the evenings,” will at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of
reveal that it is the period between the setting of the sun and dark; the the month at even. This time-specific instruction defines the transition
twilight or dusk period of the day. The question is; which day? Since the between the 14th day and the 15th day in a sunset reckoned day, which
setting of the sun is “ba erev” and considered the change from one day is the beginning of the 7 days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
to the next in the sunset reckoning, “between the evenings” is the period
of twilight at the beginning of the new day. In this case the 14th day. If Between the Evenings
“between the evenings” is the beginning of the day, what then is the end
of the day? Sunset (even (ba erev) Sunset (even (ba erev)

Sunset Sunrise Sunset

What about “between the evenings” in a sunrise reckoned day?


In the sunrise reckoning of the day, the only time that “between the evenings” can fit is at sunset in the “Between the
middle of the 24 hour day. When this is done, other problems are created that corrupt the chronology of the Evenings,” in
Passover and Crucifixion day, as well as the Feast of Unleavened Bread. the Hebrew
“beyn ha
1. There is no “EVEN” between the 14th and 15th day for Exodus 12:18 to fit. Exodus 12:18 forces the
“misplaced evening,” making of none effect the verse and its specific time instructions. arbayim,” is
essential to an
2. Yahshua’s last Passover is forced to the 13th day, as there is no other place in this timeframe for it to fit. understanding
of the
Between the Evenings chronology of
the Passover,
Sunset (even (ba erev)
14th Day
crucifixion and
Feast of
No “EVEN” at end of 14th day Unleavened
Yahshua’s Passover forced to 13th day Bread.

Sunrise Sunset Sunrise


Paul W Puckett Aug 2010