Why is LORD'S passover (Numbers 28:16) on the fourteenth day of the first month?
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On the 14th, during the desert and temple times, there was a "paschal offering to God" on the 14th and the holiday began soon after. For a chronology which explains how the time in Egypt for recognizing God's dominion began on the 10th of the month, check out Exodus 12:3 through 12:11. The sacrifice, timed by God in Exodus to coincide with the plague on the first-born of Egypt, was institutionalized on that date for later years, as Numbers explains.