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Regulations for Celebrating Passover

During the first month of Israel’s second year in the Sinai Desert,[a] the Lord had told Moses to say to the people, “Celebrate Passover in the evening of the fourteenth day of this month[b] and do it by following all the regulations.”

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  1. 9.1 first month. . . Sinai Desert: The book of Numbers begins in the second month of the second year (see 1.1), so 9.1-5 refers to a Passover celebration that had already taken place.
  2. 9.3 this month: Abib (also called Nisan), the first month of the Hebrew calendar, from about mid-March to mid-April.

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