Is this the even at the beginning of the 14th or the even at the end of the 14th?
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To my knowledge, Judaism regarded (and continues to regard) the beginning of a day as occurring at sundown of the previous calendar day. God commanded in Exodus 12:6-11 that the Passover meal was to be eaten after the sundown marking the beginning of the fourteenth day of the first month (Nisan) of the Jewish lunar calendar. Waiting until after sundown of the following day would have caused it to be eaten on the fifteenth day of the first month, contrary to God's directive.
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