What is Sabbath?

  • (noun): A day of rest and worship: Sunday for most Christians; Saturday for the Jews and a few Christians; Friday for Muslims.


Sabbath or a sabbath is generally a weekly day of rest or time of worship. It is observed differently in Abrahamic religions and informs a similar occasion in several other practices. Although many viewpoints and definitions have arisen over the millennia, most originate in the same textual tradition. The term has been used to describe a similar weekly observance in any of several other traditions; the new moon; any of seven annual festivals in Judaism and some Christian traditions; any of eight annual pagan festivals (usually "sabbat"); an annual secular holiday; and a year of rest in religious or secular usage, originally every seventh year.

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Lord Of The Sabbath
... The Lord of the Sabbath is an episode in the life of Jesus that appears in all three Synoptic Gospels, Matthew 121-8, Mark 223-28 and Luke 61-5 ... between Jesus, his Apostles and the Pharisees and is the first of the "four Sabbath controversies" ... One Sabbath Jesus was going through the grainfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some heads of grain ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Third Commandment
... See also Sabbath in Christianity "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy ... do all your work but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God in it you shall not do any work." The third commandment according to the Catechism of the ... Although a few Christian denominations follow the Judaic practice of observing the Sabbath on Saturday, Catholics, along with most Christians, observe Sunday as a special day, which they call the "Lord's Day" ...
Sabbath Dubs
... Sabbath Dubs is an EP by breakcore artist, Venetian Snares, under the alias Snares ... main sample source on this EP is the heavy metal band Black Sabbath ... Side A samples "Black Sabbath," the title track to Black Sabbath's self-titled debut album ...
Shomer Shabbat
... who observes the mitzvot (commandments) associated with Judaism's Shabbat ("Sabbath", dusk on Friday until sunset, Saturday.) In particular, under Jewish law (halakhah), the person who is ... In addition, a variety of positive Sabbath commandments are expected to be fulfilled, such as Sabbath meals, rituals, prayers, kindness, benignity and rest ... the shomer Shabbat would typically strive to follow all the rules associated with the Sabbath ...

Famous quotes containing the word sabbath:

    Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 5:15.

    See Exodus 22:8 for a different version of this fourth commandment.

    Is there any religion but this, to know, that, wherever in the wide desert of being, the holy sentiment we cherish has opened into a flower, it blooms for me? If none sees it, I see it; I am aware, if I alone, of the greatness of the fact. Whilst it blooms, I will keep sabbath or holy time, and suspend my gloom, and my folly and jokes.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    My paternal grandmother would not light a fire on the Sabbath and piled all Sunday’s washing-up in a bucket, to be dealt with on Monday morning, because the Sabbath was a day of rest—a practice that made my paternal grandfather, the village atheist, as mad as fire. Nevertheless, he willed five quid to the minister, just to be on the safe side.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)