Sermonette: Deuteronomy 16, Passover, and the Night to be Much Observed
Deuteronomy 16, Passover, and the Days of Unleavened Bread
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 10-Feb-07; 22 minutes
In Deuteronomy 16, the word "Passover" is out of context in the first verse because it was intended as an overarching category applying to the whole Passover season, including the Night to be Much Observed and the Days of Unleavened Bread. The word "herd" in the second verse does not apply to sheep, but instead to cattle. Only lambs were to be used for Passover. "The place where the Lord chooses to put His name" does not apply to Passover, but to the day Israel came out of Egypt. The Passover sacrifice itself was to be sacrificed and roasted at home. It was not to be boiled. The entire period covered by these verses applies to seven days.