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Between The Evenings

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  1. zeke25

    zeke25 New Member

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    "Between the evenings" is an uncomfortable concept for those not familiar with Biblical time keeping. But it is wording used eleven times in the Old Testament as confirmed by the Masoretic Text (MT), Jay P. Green Sr.’s Interlinear Bible (TIB) and Robert Young's Literal Translation (YLT). It is not used in two popular translations: The King James (KJV) and the New International Version (NIV). Even though it is absent in these translations and the word even or evening is substituted this does not negate the fact that the concept of "between the evenings" is still present. Please bear with me while I explain this.

    Why is this explanation of "Between the Evenings" to be believed while all the others available are not, unless of course they agree with this apologetic? The other explanations focus on what Rabbinical Judaism teaches, or that which some other groups apparently believed in antiquity. This apologetic is not concerned with the opinions of men, whether those opinions be ancient or modern. This apologetic is only concerned with one thing - that which God teaches! The Bible is our only authority! The other explanations build their case upon the errant and random musings of men. This explanation depends only upon Bible Scriptures. Also, I have not sought out this definition of "between the evenings" to satisfy any preconceived agenda: such as when the Jewish sacrifices and Passover must (according to their desires) occur. This would include Hebrew Roots groups and others that concern themselves with observing Old Testament rituals in contrast with that which Christ expects of us in the New Testament.


    First, let me approach this subject in reverse. I will give you the meaning of "between the evenings". If you want to know the Scriptural support for this meaning, then please read on. If you are satisfied with the meaning we give, then you can stop here and be confident that you have the correct Biblical definition. However, it is always recommended to read on and to verify the Scriptures that are used.

    In the Bible, there are two evens in each day. When the sun reaches its apex in the sky, which is approximately noon, it is then no longer rising or waxing. The sun then begins to descend or wane. This is the first even in a day. When the sun sets, even though there may be up to thirty minutes of daylight available, the second even of the day has occurred. Between the evenings is the time period between these two evens. In other words, between the evenings is between noon and sundown. There is no afternoon in biblical time keeping, that period of the day is called evening or between the evenings. If a reference has been erroneously made to afternoon (KJV Judges 19:8) it is because the text has been modernized to our current day concept of afternoon.

    Therefore, during Biblical times and especially with the Hebrews, any time between noon and sundown was considered to be in the evening. In our modern society in America, we think of evening as the time between sundown and bedtime. We really do not know when our evening ends, and our evening end may be different for different people. But Biblically, an evening is very defined: it is between the time the sun begins to wane in the sky and when the last sliver of the disk of the sun disappears below the western horizon.

    So, each time you read even or evening in the Bible, you must discern by the context, which even or evening is being spoken of: (1) noon, (2) sundown, (3) any time between noon and sundown, or (4) the entire period between noon and sundown. Do not make the mistake that even or evening in the Bible has the same meaning as it does today. Doing so will obscure the full and proper meaning of the text. Unfortunately, this is the error made by most translators, scholars and pastors.

    Now that we know what between the evenings means, let us explore some key Scriptures that apply this concept.

    Genesis 24:11 KJV, "And he made his camels to kneel down without the city by a well of water at the time of the evening (Strong's H6153 ereb), even the time that women go out to draw water." Please keep in mind that italicized words are not in the original text, but are added by the translators to convey the original meaning in the language we are reading. However, sometimes these additions are irritating and in the way, rather than being helpful. One could read the above Scripture, leaving out the italicized words, and do no damage to the meaning of the sentence.

    When is "the time of the evening"? It certainly is not sundown. People would be drawing their water in the dark. Especially on this particular occasion, when Rebekah drew water for ten camels. It seems to me that she was a mighty Herculean woman. You try drawing water from a well with a bucket or even a pump system and see how long it takes you to fill ten thirsty camels. Personally, I would collapse from fatigue before I finished, even on my best day. If it was not at sundown, then it must have been prior to sundown. How much prior? I would suspect at least an hour prior to sundown, maybe more. The point is, the Scriptures are describing a time of day as "evening" when it is broad daylight in the afternoon according to our current day reckoning. This Scripture supports the idea of "between the evenings" being a time between the noontime even and the sundown even. The afternoon (according to our current day reckoning) was, in Genesis, the evening. After sundown it was night, prior to sundown it was evening. There was no time of day that was referred to as afternoon.

    Exodus 16:12-13 KJV, "12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, At even (Strong's H996 beyn and H6153 ereb) ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am [Yahowah] your God. 13 And it came to pass, that at even (Strong's H6153 ereb) the quails came up, and covered the camp: and in the morning the dew lay round about the host." Verse 12 tells us the quail are coming between the evenings, in other words sometime from noon to sundown. Then verse 13 tells us that they came "at even", in other words they came in the afternoon, but I would judge that it happened at the first even of the day; i.e., noontime. In Biblical times one must determine when even means noon, sundown, any time between noon and sundown, or the entire period between these two evenings. God is not going to tell us that the quail will arrive between the evenings and then one verse later tell us they arrived at sundown (even). Both references to even and between the evenings in verses 12 and 13 are telling us that the quail are arriving and then did arrive in the evening (which is our modern day afternoon).

    Please notice that in verse 16:12 the King James translators, when translating the word "even", ignored the Hebrew word beyn which means between. I am at a lost to explain why scholars would make such an omission. If they wished to leave the impression that this was going to happen after sundown, the beginning of our modern day evening, then they have committed the worst possible infraction that a translator can commit: The infraction is that they have stopped being translators and have become interpreters. If this omission had been corrected in subsequent translations, that would have ended the problem. But it has not been corrected. The last King James Bible I bought off the shelf still reflects the same gross error. But we still have some translations that are true to the original wording: Two that I know of are Robert Young's Literal Translation and Jay P. Green Sr.'s Interlinear Bible.

    A correct translation of Exodus 16:12 would be "I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel: speak unto them, saying, [between the evenings] (Strong's H996 beyn and H6153 ereb) ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread; and ye shall know that I am [Yahowah] your God." Then we would know that when the quail arrived in verse 13 that "even" meant the high noon even when the sun first starts going down.

    The fact that the quail arrived in the evening (afternoon according to modern day reckoning) is further supported by Numbers 11:32 KJV, "And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.” In other words, they started gathering in broad day light and continued through the rest of that day until night fell. Then they continued to gather all that night until it was day light again. And then they gathered still all the next day. Keep in mind that in the morning, they also gathered manna.

    Here is another Scripture that shows how the King James translators translated the term "between the evenings". Exodus 29:38-39 KJV, "38 Now this is that which thou shalt offer upon the altar; two lambs of the first year day by day continually. 39 The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning; and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even (Strong's H6153 ereb)." Exodus 29:38-39 TIB, "38 And this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs daily, sons of a year; 39 the one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the second lamb you shall offer between (Strong's H996 beyn) the evenings." Lamb one is sacrificed in the morning. Lamb two, according to the KJV wording, is sacrificed "at even". This can lead one to mistakenly assume that the second lamb was sacrificed at sundown. The TIB makes it clear that the second lamb was sacrificed between the evenings, which is prior to sundown, most likely in mid-evening (our current day mid-afternoon).

    We must consider the whole council of God to determine what the King James translators meant when they used the term even or evening instead of between the evenings. In the following paragraphs (which will be posted chronologically), the stories in 1 Kings 18 and Matthew 14 bring to light that the KJV translators were most likely aware of the concept of "between the evenings" and that it meant the period of time between noon and sunset.

    Leviticus 22:6-7 KJV, "6 The soul which hath touched any such shall be unclean until even, and shall not eat of the holy things, unless he wash his flesh with water. 7 And when the sun is down, he shall be clean, and shall afterward eat of the holy things; because it is his food." These two verses show that "even" can mean "sundown". Even has several other meanings that must be determined in context.

    Judges 19:8 KJV, "And he arose early in the morning on the fifth day to depart; and the damsel's father said, Comfort thine heart, I pray thee. And they tarried until afternoon (strong's H5186 natah), and they did eat both of them." This is the only Scripture in the KJV that uses the word "afternoon". The Masoretic text as translated in the Interlinear Bible and Young's Literal Translation show that afternoon is not the most accurate translation. The Hebrew word "natah" does not mean afternoon. It has a multitude of meanings; however, the most applicable in this verse is "go down”. This is an obvious reference that they tarried until the time of the going down of the sun, which would mean that they tarried until some time in the evening (our modern day afternoon).

    This meaning of natah/go down is in agreement with Gesenius' Lexicon's meaning for the word ereb (Strong's H6153 ereb). Ereb is shown to have a meaning of "the time when the sun began to descend to be called the first evening (or little evening), which is noon, when it begins to draw towards evening; and the second evening to be the real sunset".

    Ask yourself, when does the sun stop rising in the sky? It stops rising at noon time. It stops rising at the point it starts to descend or go down; literally, when it begins to draw towards the second evening which is sunset. If the sun stops rising at noon, then when does the sun start to go down or descend or draw towards sunset? The answer is the same: It begins to descend at noon time, the same time it stops rising.

    Ask yourself, how long does the sun go down? If it starts going down at noon, then it must continue to go down for the rest of the day, until it has set - which is sundown. This is why, in Biblical time keeping, evening begins at noon and continues for the rest of the day. This is why even/evening can mean one of four things:

    (1) Noontime;

    (2) The entire time between noon and sundown;

    (3) Anytime between noon and sundown; or

    (4) Sundown.

    It must be determined from the context, which of the four meanings apply.

    Natah is also used in Jeremiah 6:4 (shown below) as “stretched out”. This usage is in conjunction with “ereb” and the full sentence tells us that the evening (our modern day afternoon) is the time of day in which “the shadows of the evening are stretched out”. In other words, we could use the meaning of natah as “go down” or “stretched out” and it would give us the same conclusion. That conclusion is that we are addressing the time of day known as “between the evenings”, which is our modern day “afternoon”.

    Elijah had issued a challenge to the prophets of Baal. The prophets of Baal were to offer a sacrifice to their god without lighting a fire. They were to call upon their god to light the fire. Afterward, Elijah was to offer a sacrifice to Yahowah and call upon Him to light the fire. The god who could light his own sacrifice was to be declared the One True God.

    We will pick this story up in 1 Kings 18:26-27,29 KJV, "26 And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. But there was no voice, nor any that answered. And they leaped upon the altar which was made. 27 And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked. 29 And it came to pass, when midday was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded." Please notice that the priests of Baal were busy until past noon (the first even). Verse 29 states "they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice". This offering being discussed is the daily "between the evenings" sacrifice to Yahowah. This "evening sacrifice" is not talking about the noontime even or the sundown even, it is speaking to the period between these two evens, which is the time that the evening (afternoon) sacrifice takes place, as shown above in Exodus 29. The KJV translators have inserted the word "evening" to clarify which sacrifice was being spoken of. The word "evening" is not in the Masoretic Text.

    1 Kings 18:36 KJV, "And it came to pass at the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that Elijah the prophet came near, and said, [Yahowah] God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word." Please notice that the evening sacrifice was now taking place. This "evening" was not sundown, but was occurring in daylight between the two evenings.

    How do we know that this sacrifice was not taking place at sundown? By reading the remaining Scriptures after verse 36 we will see that too many events occurred after the sacrifice that could not have occurred after sundown. Verse 40, 450 prophets of Baal were rounded up by Elijah's supporters and taken to the brook Kishon and executed. Verse 42, Ahab had a meal while Elijah went to the top of Mount Carmel and prayed. Verse 43, Elijah sent his servant seven times to look out to sea for rain clouds to begin forming. Verses 45 and 46, Ahab rode to Jezreel while Elijah ran to Jezreel. Could all of these events have occurred in the twilight and dark after a sundown sacrifice? This is highly doubtful, especially since the rain clouds and heavy downpour would have blocked all light from an after sundown sky even if there was a full moon. Besides, do you think Elijah's servant was looking into the distance for rain clouds to begin forming, in a moonlit sky? Do you think that 450 prophets of Baal just huddled together like a bunch of cattle and allowed themselves to be herded down to the brook Kishon for execution? I would suspect that a lot of time consuming fighting and struggling took place. If you want to believe that the evening sacrifice took place at sundown and all of these events occurred after sundown, then you are going to have to stretch your imagination even more in Matthew 14.

    1 Kings 18 has revealed that the evening sacrifice occurred prior to sunset, most likely several hours prior.

    Next we will look at Jeremiah 6:4 KJV, “Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out.” Can you spot the four time markers in this Scripture? First there is “noon”. Second there is “the day goeth away”. Third there is “the shadows of the evening are stretched out.” And, fourth we have a time marker within a time marker, it is “evening”.

    “Noon” is straightforward. It means the same as our current day noon; when the sun has reached its apex in the sky and is no longer waxing, it will now begin to wane. “The day goeth away” means that the sun is setting, and it sets beginning at noon and continues to set until sundown; in other words, the day is going away. When do the “shadows of the evening stretch out”? They cannot stretch out when the sun has disappeared below the western horizon because the light source which causes shadows is gone. Therefore, evening must mean between noon and sundown for this is the only time of day that shadows stretch out. A photographer and a painter understand this concept quite well. They are forever searching for the time of day that the shadows are cast perfectly for their picture. Try and tell one of these artists that the best shadows are after sundown (our modern day concept of evening) and they will laugh at you. This Scripture makes it very clear that the use of “evening” means the entire time between noon and sundown.

    Matthew 14:15-23 KJV, "15 And when it was evening (Strong's G3798 apsios), his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16 But [Yahoshua] said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18 He said, Bring them hither to me. 19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. 22 And straightway [Yahoshua] constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. 23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening (Strong's G3798 apsios) was come, he was there alone." Verse 15 states that it was already evening, in other words, the first even of the day had passed, it was now between the evenings. This story is told in all four gospels: Mark 6:35-47, Luke 9:12-17, and John 6:5-17. The lateness of the hour is expressed in three of the gospels: Matthew 14:15 "the time is now passed"; Mark 6:35 "And when the day was now far spent"; and Luke 9:12 "And when the day began to wear away". Not only was it evening (afternoon in our time), but it was late evening (afternoon). The concern of the disciples seemed to be that many were going to miss the evening meal if action was not taken to send the people into the nearby villages to buy food before the shops closed.

    The second evening occurs in verse 23. Since the time the disciples expressed concern about the lateness of the hour several time consuming events occurred. Five thousand men, not counting the women and children, were fed, and the disciplines then gathered up twelve basketfuls of leftovers. Then the disciplines got into a boat and sailed away, while Yahoshua dismissed the crowd of ten to fifteen thousand people. Then Yahoshua walked or climbed up a mountain and then He began to pray until evening came yet again. This would be the second evening, which is sundown. Would anyone care to venture a guess as to how many hours transpired between the disciples comments and sundown? The main point is that several hours must have transpired between the time the disciples expressed concern about the lateness of the evening (afternoon) and the second even (sundown).

    Mark 1:32 KJV, "And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils." The parallel passages are Matthew 8:16 and Luke 4:40. This verse begs the question: If even means sundown and nothing else, then why add the phrase "when the sun did set"? I believe this phrase is added so that the time of day spoken of was better identified. After all, it could have been the noontime even. But we are told that it is the sundown even being spoken of. This verse shows that "even" can mean "sundown". Even has several other meanings that must be determined in context.

    Without a proper understanding of between the evenings and that a day has two evens in one day, then one is forever subject to errors when trying to figure out what some Scriptures say and properly mean. One cannot discern when the term "even" means sundown has occurred or when the term "even" means noontime has occurred. This is very important in determining when a day begins and when a day ends. It is very important when counting the days and nights between the crucifixion and the resurrection.

    This is why I have yet to find a scholar, pastor, or church that correctly understands the chronology of events of crucifixion week. There may be some out there who do understand, but I have not found them yet. I see nothing but wild speculations and dogmatic answers that are not Biblical. The two most common errors is that they claim the crucifixion occurred on Friday Passover when it did not, and that there were two sabbaths in the week with a non-sabbath day between them. Some go so far as to claim that two different calendars were employed with two separate dates for Passover in the same week. Without the proper understanding of between the evenings and that a Biblical day start is sunrise, plus a few other factors, it is impossible for these people to reach a proper conclusion of the matter.

    In the Works of Josephus, 12th printing of August 1996, page 749, "The Wars of the Jews", book 6, chapter 9, section 3 (6.9.3), it states: "So these high priests, upon the coming of their feast which is called the Passover, when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour till the eleventh…". The beginning of the ninth hour is 2 PM, between the evenings. In Hebrew society, at that time, the counting of the hours began at sunrise. The first even is noon (the beginning of the 7th hour) and the second even is sundown (the end of the 12th hour), and between the evenings is from 12 PM to 6 PM. Midway between the evenings is the beginning of the tenth hour or 3 PM, the midpoint between 12 PM (noon) and 6 PM (approximate time of sundown).

    Even though the Works of Josephus is an extra-biblical source it does contain historical information. Josephus identifies that the sacrifice of the Passover Lamb occurs between, in our modern time frames, 2 PM and 4 PM. Between the evenings is a phrase used eleven times in two translations (TIB and YLT) as shown in the Masoretic Text. Nine of these eleven times it is referring to the sacrifice of an animal. Five of these nine times it is directly referring to the Passover sacrifice. Once again, this reinforces the definition of "between the evenings" to mean after the noontime even and prior to the sundown even.

    "Between the evenings" can be found in the following Scriptures: Exodus 12:6; 16:12; 29:39,41; 30:8; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 9:3,5,11; 28:4,8. You can find these eleven verses by going to BibleGateway.com at http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=genesis+1:1 . Search for "between the evenings" under the "keyword search" using Young's Literal Translation.

    Rick
     
  2. RANDOR

    RANDOR Fishin Everyday

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    All I need to know....and I do.....is Jesus loves me and forgave me of my sins. I'll leave all this other stuff up to you smart ones :)
     
  3. zeke25

    zeke25 New Member

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    I appreciate your sentiment. Paul said it in 1 Corinthians 2:2 KJV, “For I determined not to know any thing among you, save [Yahoshua the] Christ, and him crucified.

    Between the Evenings is a building block to a deeper understanding of the Bible that cannot be achieved with one teaching. Isaiah 28:10 KJV, “For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little[.]” For now, however, this teaching is important so that those who would take captive the Bible and use it for their own agenda, will not be given free reign. Many are taken captive to false philosophies by their designs.

    Therefore, our job is to snatch them from the fire. Jude 1:23 KJV, “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

    As you pointed out, some use one approach, some use another. But we are all members of one Body and are guided by the Holy Ghost. May God bless you.
     
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    laid renard New Member

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    Yes RANDOR, there are several brilliant minds on this site.
     
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    As you know the Hebrew day as in the 24 hr cycle starts at sundown when the sun has just set. And is affirmed the way the Lord God looks at it in His view by the same in creation before there was a sunset: Gen:1:5: And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day. As far as your confusion on even or evening. Many people today use the phrase good evening any time after 4:00 pm or 6:pm and its still day light out side until maybe 8:00 pm what exactly is your problem?

     
    The use of even as described in the OED 1. The latter part or close of the day; evening. Also in phrases even and (nor) morn; at even and at prime, at all times of the day; good even, a salutation (see further good, good even); goes back as far as 1235 AD

     
    Therefore the use of the word in England during the time of the translation of the KJV.
     
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    zeke25 New Member

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    DPMartin

    Thank you for your input. But in order to give you a proper and complete answer it was necessary for me to start another topic called “A Day Begins At Sunrise”.

    I am not concerned about when (as you say) “the Hebrew day” starts. That is a Rabbinical Hebrew day, not a Hebrew day from the beginning. In the beginning the Hebrews practiced a Biblical day. The Bible teaches that a Biblical day begins at sunrise. This is confirmed in Genesis 1 a total of six times. But the full answer is under the topic “A Day Begins At Sunrise” and all of the other incidents in the Bible that teach a sunrise day start are listed as well.

    Also, I am not confused about evening at all. I have pointed out very accurately that the Scriptures teach that evening is from noon to sunset and that in the Bible the term even/evening does not at all mean what it means to us today in modern society (and that includes as early as 1611 and 1235 easily).

    My problem, as you put it, is stated quite clearly in my comment to Randor. Those who teach false doctrine are attempting to bring the children into captivity. Yahoshua came to set them free. Then the Holy Ghost brings these things to mind for those of us He has prepared for the task. Myself, I am a time keeping expert with decades of experience. It was a good preparation for me to sort out “time markers” in the Bible and the correct sunrise day start doctrine.

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  7. Arnie Manitoba

    Arnie Manitoba Well-Known Member

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    I could take the phrase ... "between the evenings" ... two different ways and they would both be correct
     
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    zeke25 New Member

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    Only if you are using a definition of that which the Bible teaches. What two ways do you mean?
     
  9. Arnie Manitoba

    Arnie Manitoba Well-Known Member

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    how many different threads do we need on this subject ?

    for example between the evenings I could take as from 2pm to 8pm ..... or from 8pm to 2 pm

    Those two time periods are both "between the evenings"
     
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    zeke25 New Member

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    Arnie Manitoba

    I have only started one thread on this subject. A comment was made about a Biblical day start time on this thread that desired an answer. A Biblical day start is a lengthy and involved subject and desires its own thread. However, “Between the Evenings” is a necessary prerequisite to gain a proper understanding of when a Biblical day starts.

    Since between the evenings is shown in the Bible to be starting at noon and ending at sundown then possibly your 2 PM to 8 PM example might be okay as long as sundown is 8 PM or later. However, 8 PM to 2 PM is obviously not between noon and sundown, therefore it is not between the evenings - not even close. If you want to apply your personal definition to between the evenings (such as 8 PM to 2 PM) that is your choice, but if you would pose that this is a Biblically acceptable use of the term then you would be promoting heresy.

    While on this forum it would seem advisable to stick with Biblically correct usage of all words and terms.

    Rick
    Arnie Manitoba,

    You also stated in another thread ("A Day Begins At Sunrise"): "So if “Between the Evenings” simply means afternoon why dont you just say so

    10,000 words are not required".

    I did say so. But would you have believed it and accepted it without Biblical support? Most people would not. So, I provided the Scriptural support. Does this mean you accept the Biblical definition as true? It certainly doesn't seem so with your last post in this thread.

    Of course the two words above - desired and desires - were supposed to be deserved and deserves.
     
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    zeke25 New Member

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    In post #1 of this thread is an error. This following paragraph should be deleted from the post:

    "The fact that the quail arrived in the evening (afternoon according to modern day reckoning) is further supported by Numbers 11:32 KJV, "And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.” In other words, they started gathering in broad day light and continued through the rest of that day until night fell. Then they continued to gather all that night until it was day light again. And then they gathered still all the next day. Keep in mind that in the morning, they also gathered manna."

    Numbers 11:32 is not part of the story that was told in Exodus 16. The two stories are one year apart. The deletion of Numbers 11:32 from this presentation does not detract from the accuracy of the over all teaching.
     
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