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Per this PDF, a lean, shorn lamb will provide about 46lb (20.8kg) of meat. Assuming that the weight given excludes the bones and other inedible portions of the animal (such as chelev), if a 1/8lb serving is used, per the OP, we get 368 servings, or that many places at a seder.


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I am trying to figure out mathematically how many people were at a typical Pesach seder in the times of the Temple. Not mathematically, but Josephus (Wars book 6 chapter 9 section 3) says: that feast which is called the Passover, when they slay their sacrifices, from the ninth hour till the eleventh, but so that a company not less than ten belong to ...


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Enlightened by the approaches taken in other answers and encouraged by the large number of views, I suggest this analysis as an answer to my own question. There is agreement on the web that dressed weight is about 50% (e,g, sites below). There is less agreement on the weight of a lamb of a year of age or under. This site gives the weight of lambs at 12 ...


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This is my own reasoning; I don't have rabbinic sources. It appears that at the time Israel was in Egypt, the typical dwelling was the four-room house, which had the following layout for the ground floor: While multiple rooms means interior passages, there appears to be only one exterior doorway. The following photo from an archaeological site of the ...


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We are required to ensure that no matter how little we eat of any korbon, we do not leave the meal hungry. We are also forbidden to have anything after the korbon Pesach. Thus while one can eat other items after or with most korbanos in order not to leave the meal hungry, by the time the korbon Pesach is eaten, one must be satiated. Rambam Maaseh Hakorbanot ...



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