Leviticus 6:9, Were priests on duty 24 hours?

Question: On a different note,Lev. 6:9 says that the, "...fire on the altar must be kept burning all night." Were the priests on duty 24 hours? Answer: I do think there were priests on duty all day and all night. They had to tend the fire of the altar, the incense altar and the lampstand. I think they generally served in 12 hour shifts, although that may have changed as the families of Aaron grew and the priesthood grew in numbers too. -PJ

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