An Evening and a Morning

Leviticus 16:29, “And it shall be a statute to you forever that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict yourselves and shall do no work, either the native or the stranger who sojourns among you.” ESV

“Afflict – shall fast.”

“Here the Day of Atonement is said to be on the tenth day of the seventh month, whereas Leviticus 23:32 specifies the ninth day of the month. The latter passage provides the solution to this apparent discrepancy. The sabbath of rest was to begin on the ninth day of the month at evening. In the Hebrew mind-set, a ‘day’ consisted of evening and morning, and so the Day of Atonement lasted from the evening of the ninth day until the evening of the tenth.” ESV Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible Notes