Day 7 (Saturday), Day 1 (Sunday) and Day 6 (Friday) in the Bible, and What They Tell Us About Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Saturday, the seventh day of creation, is the day God rested from His works. It eventually became known as Shabbat or Sabbath, meaning “rest” or “cessation”. In Genesis 2:3, of the 7th Day, it says that “God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” In Exodus 20:10 God commanded His people under the Law to rest on the seventh day, which the Jews still do up to the present.
The number ‘7’ appears over and over throughout the Bible, over 700 times. In scripture, seven symbolizes completeness or perfection, and is also symbolic of God—there are seven Feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23, and seven Spirits of God (again, representing perfection, not an amount) in the Book of Revelation.
By observing the Sabbath, the Hebrew people demonstrated submission to God’s revelation and…
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