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Did God Tell Adam and Eve to Keep the Sabbath? — 15 Comments

  1. Interesting:

    The Hebrew word "shabeth H7673" translated rest in Gen 2:2 is the same word in Ex 5:5 where Pharaoh accuses Moses of making the people "shabeth H7673". Had Moses reminded the people to rest from their work on the Sabbath?

    Gen 2:2 KJV+  And on the seventhH7637 dayH3117 GodH430 endedH3615 his workH4399 whichH834 he had made;H6213 and he restedH7673 on the seventhH7637 dayH3117 from allH4480 H3605 his workH4399 whichH834 he had made.H6213

    Exo 5:5 KJV+  And PharaohH6547 said,H559 Behold,H2005 the peopleH5971 of the landH776 nowH6258 are many,H7227 and ye make them restH7673 (H853) from their burdens.H4480 H5450

    • Shirley: What are all those Hs followed by numbers, and the other numbers in the following post @ 3:49am?

      • Lelani, those are the Strong's numbers. Strong's concordance lists all the Hebrew and Greek words in the KJV translation of the Bible and numbers them and gives the Bible verses where they appear. This helps those who don't know the original languages to see which Hebrew or Greek word was translated into English.
        That is what I was doing, comparing two verses which use the same English word "rest" and checking which Hebrew word was being translated. Each original word can be translated into different English words depending on the context, and the choice of the translators of that version.

        • There are several interlined Hebrew/Greek/English interlined Bible on line. I have been using an interlined one based on the Aland-Nestle Greek to check some of the differences between that and Textus Receptus Greek. Its a bit of work but it adds another dimension for those of us who enjoy research and comparison.

  2. Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls long thought to be blank contain text that's invisible to the naked eyeBy Alicia Lee, CNNFragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls long thought to be blank contain text that's invisible to the naked eyeBy Alicia Lee, CNN

    Updated 1724 GMT (0124 HKT) May 20, 2020

    the word Shabbat (Sabbath) can be clearly read

    (CNN)For decades, fragments from the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls were stowed away at the University of Manchester, deemed largely worthless.

    Yes, they were still significant as authentic fragments of the coveted scrolls have been hard to come by, but they were blank, and therefore, just scraps of paper.
    Until now.
    Researchers have found that four of the 51 fragments believed to have been blank do, in fact, contain readable Hebrew/Aramaic text. They just needed a special camera to see it.
    The surprise discovery is notable because scholars have long tried to gain a better understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls, which are some of the oldest versions of the Hebrew Bible and other religious texts that date to the time of Jesus.
    "The most substantial fragment has the remains of four lines of text with 15-16 letters, most of which are only partially preserved, but the word Shabbat (Sabbath) can be clearly read," the University of Manchester said in a statement.
    The text may be related to the biblical book of Ezekiel (46:1-3), the university added.

  3. Good morning, Happy Sabbath. I really enjoy Sabbath School. I am new to SDA church and have watched many videos and enjoy Pastor Doug.I have studied and been Catholic, Lutheran, and studied in Synagogue too, looking for the truth in Scripture. I always wondered why (even as a young lad) why Church wasn't attended on Saturday. At any rate I am really enjoying learning about the SDA uniqueness in Christianity. I was amazed at the amount of books, and studies out there and enjoy them. I enjoyed and believe that Sabbath is and always has been on Saturday now...I enjoy these studies at Sabbath School.

    • John,
      Welcome to this community, Praise the LORD for leading you to learn more of His Character and Plan of Salvation.

      Your journey is what Jesus promised:
      John 16:12-14 MKJV  I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.  (13)  However, when He, the Spirit of Truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth. For He shall not speak of Himself, but whatever He hears, He shall speak. And He will announce to you things to come.  (14)  He will glorify Me, for He will receive of Mine and will announce it to you.

  4. Yes, God set the example, and then said do likewise. Did God tell Adam and Eve to take dominion over the animals? No question He did. God gave all the Seventh day Sabbath as a delight turning our foot away from the labor of six days. Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man and not man for the Sabbath. Thats right He was born a Jew. He died for our sins so that we may hear the second sweetest words, "you are forgiven." Well I am sure we all know the sweetest words, it won't hurt hearing them again, Jesus is the sweetest name we know and He is just the same as His Holy Name. Paul said: "again He designates a certain day, saying in David, “Today,” after such a long time, as it has been said: “Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts.”
    For if Joshua had given them rest, then He would not afterward have spoken of another day.
    Hebrews 4:7,8. NKJV

    Key word at the start of this text is: again. Again God reminds us from the foundation of the earth I have given you the Seventh day Sabbath to keep. Verse 8 is often ignored: then He would not afterword have spoken of another day.

    Yes He told Adam and Eve to keep the Seventh day Sabbath. Yes He is sill telling us today to keep the Seventh day Sabbath.

    Were the ten commandments nailed to the cross? No absolutly not, only the cerimonal laws. Jesus died for our sins, He did not nail them to the cross. He died for them so that when we ask He can say I forgive you. Sweet, very sweet.

  5. I believe as the writer has shared his insight. Being the first two to be instructed on the knowledge of good and evil. They were also given instructions on His Holy Day.

  6. Interesting thoughts, William. You wrote:

    "He never used the term 'Jewish Sabbath.'"

    If I recall correctly, in the Old Testament there is a notable difference between the way the inspired writers referred to the weekly Sabbath and how they described the annual Sabbaths connected with the ceremonial feasts -- even back then, when God expected His people to celebrate those annual observances. Before I finish writing this comment, I'll look for some examples.

    First of all, there is the 4th commandment itself.

    "... but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God." (NIV)

    According to these words, the weekly rest day is the Sabbath of the LORD (i.e. Yahweh or Jehovah). A quick search reveals 15 occurrences of the term "My Sabbaths" in the Old Testament. Looking at the context of these references makes it clear to me that this is a term that always refers to the weekly rest day. Its violation is often associated with the flouting of other commandments among the ten. I cannot find any instances where this term evidently refers to the yearly sabbaths, which were first introduced through Moses and ended up being of temporary duration, thanks to the great divorce between God and the Jewish nation, finalized by the stoning of Stephen.

    Interestingly, Leviticus 23 called upon the Jews to proclaim the annual feast days to be "holy convocations" (i.e. sabbaths) "besides the Sabbaths of the LORD" (i.e. the weekly Sabbaths).

    To me the obvious conclusion is that God has always reserved the ownership of the weekly rest day for Himself, not for the Jews, not for the Seventh-day Adventists, nor for anyone else. Jesus said as much, when He claimed to be "Lord of the Sabbath" in denying that the Jewish religious leaders had the right to say how it should be observed.

  7. Thank you Pastor William! Very well said on a statement I had only heard once by a Pastor on YouTube, who said this very thing, and then named a few churches who kept the Sabbath and then named the Seventh-day Adventist as the largest group keeping this day, but then he said, they are a cult because they follow a lady, who they say was a prophet.
    Oh which caused me to want to jump in and say a few things.


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