"How many days is unleavened bread to be eaten during the passover?" (Alleged Contradiction #E4983)
Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. … Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
Deuteronomy 16:3, 8
See also: Exodus 12:15; 23:15
During the Passover, the Jews were to eat unleavened bread for seven days.
Verse 8 is not saying they were to eat unleavened bread for only six days, but that they were to eat it for six days and then there was a “solemn assembly,” a special day. Saying that they should eat unleavened bread for seven days total, and then reiterating that they were to eat unleavened bread for the first six days before a solemn assembly is not a contradiction.
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