A Biblical Day
From Sunset to Sunset
A Biblical day begins at sunset and ends the following day at sunset.
A day is divided into eight equal parts:
- First watch: Sunset to 9 P.M.
- Second watch: 9 P.M. to Midnight
- Third watch: Midnight to 3 A.M.
- Fourth watch: 3 A.M. to Sunrise
- First hour: Sunrise to 9 A.M.
- Third hour: 9 A.M. to noon
- Sixth hour: Noon to 3 P.M.
- Ninth hour: 3 P.M. to Sunset
Tehillim 55:18 Evening, and morning, and at noon, I pray, and cry aloud; and he hears my voice.
Shemot 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch Hashem looked to the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and brought confusion to the army of the Egyptians.
Shoftim 7:19 So Gideon, and the hundred men who were with him, came to the outside of the camp in the beginning of the middle watch; and they had just set the watch; and they blew the shofarot, and broke the jars that were in their hands.
Shemot 11:4 And Moshe said, Thus says Hashem, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt
Shemot 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight Hashem struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.
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