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evening

the period following sunset with which the Jewish day began (Genesis 1:5; Mark 13:35)

The Hebrews reckoned two evenings of each day, as appears from Exodus 16:12; 30:8; 12:6 (marginal note); Leviticus 23:5 (marginal note Revised King James Version, “between the two evenings”). The “first evening” was that period when the sun was verging towards setting, and the “second evening” the moment of actual sunset.

The word “evenings” in Jeremiah 5:6 should be “deserts” (marginal note in Revised King James Version).

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