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Definition of Sabbath

Sabbath

  1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which was enjoined upon the Jews in the Decalogue, and has been continued by the Christian church with a transference of the day observed from the last to the first day of the week, which is called also Lord's Day.
  2. The seventh year, observed among the Israelites as one of rest and festival.
  3. Fig.: A time of rest or repose; intermission of pain, effort, sorrow, or the like.

Sabbath Quotations

You know, it's ironic to me that Christians want to keep the Ten Commandments in our schools, because Christianity has abrogated four of the Ten Commandments. For example, the Sabbath day according to the Ten Commandments is Saturday, not Sunday. And the reason is because God rested, not because Jesus was resurrected.
Alan Dershowitz

Keeping the Sabbath day holy is much more than just physical rest. It involves spiritual renewal and worship.
James E. Faust

Ever since Adam's day, the divine law of the Sabbath has been emphasized repeatedly over the centuries more than any other commandment. This long emphasis alone is an indication of its importance.
James E. Faust

'American Horror' goes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience - 'Flowers in the Attic' paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like 'Let's Scare Jessica to Death.' It even has 'Go Ask Alice'-era urban legends.
Rob Sheffield

Anybody can observe the Sabbath, but making it holy surely takes the rest of the week.
Alice Walker
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Sabbath Translations

sabbath in Latin is sabbatum
sabbath in Spanish is sabat
sabbath in Swedish is sabbat
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