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Question 9.23:
What time of day were the sacrifices offered?


Pretty much all times of the daylight hours and part of the evening. The morning Tamid (perpetual) offering was performed at or close to sunrise every day. The evening Tamid was right before sunset. The daily minchah (gift) flour offering was in the early afternoon. On holidays there were also mussaf (additional offerings). In between were voluntary offerings and various kinds of sin offerings, offerings after birth or certain other lifecycle events. After sunset, anything remaining from the day's services were offered.

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