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In response your previous answer regarding the Pesach offering. I have been asked some Questions. The Torah states in Shemoth 12:6 keep it untill the fourteenth, kill it between the evenings. (7) Put the blood on the door post. (8) Eat it roasted in fire. (11) Eat it in haste, it is the passover. (12) I shall pass though the land of Mitsrayim on that night. If the lamb was killed after noon on the fourteenth, then the night the passover plague happened was on the fifteenth, at midnight. In verse (22) don’t go out until morning then would mean anytime after midnight? I understand Yisra’el was brought out by night on the fifteenth, I see verse (37) there were 600,000 men not counting women and children making a sum of about 2 to 3 million people plus livestock. How did all of these people get out in less than six hours? And when did they spoil the Mitsrayim of there gold and silver? And in (39) they baked unleavened cakes of the dough they brought out. Does this mean they didn’t add water to the dough until they got to Sukkoth?
Shalom, Your summary of the order of events is basically correct. However, apparently the verse saying the Jews asked the Egyptians for their possesions refers to an earlier event (see Rashi). How the people got out so quickly certainly seems miraculous, and in fact the Midrashic sources regard this as one of the wonders of the Exodus. If this is true, then apparently the fact that the dough didn't rise until they got to Sukkot (btw, the Ramban considers that the bread may have been baked on the road) would be part of that miracle.