Bible Discussion Thread

  • Regina Bryant on Matthew 12:42
    According to Jewish law, when does the Sabbath start and end?
  • Stanjett - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    Sun up to sundown Saturday.
  • Mishael - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    You can google that...

    The Sabbath begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. In practical terms the Sabbath starts a few minutes before sunset on Friday and runs until an hour after sunset on Saturday, so it lasts about 25 hours.
  • Grace QA Moderator - in Reply on Matthew 12:42
    I'm quite knowledgeable about Jewish culture, so I'll answer this correctly

    Some non-Jews have only vaguely heard about the word "Sabbath" (called Shabbat in Yiddish) but it is less known that there are a few different types of Sabbaths, such as, what I call, the Soil Sabbath in Leviticus 25. Since you obviously mean the weekly Sabbath, the quick answer is that it is generally from 6p.m. Friday evening to 6p.m. Saturday evening. The long answer involves where on the planet one lives, the season, and/or how strictly a Rabbi defines the timing of sunset

    The fact that no one rushed to answer this before me shows me 2 insights: That some of the regular responders at least have the humility to know that they didn't know, and I see an opportunity to use your question as an original teaching example: that just because the Bible doesn't mention a keyword, or a phrase, or the details, or it's own doctrine, the ancient Jews from the time of Moses were very smart to figure it out from Genesis chapter one

    Too bad white culture Bible Colleges and seminaries don't teach logic, reading comprehension, and analytical thinking skills because apostasy and unnecessary controversies such as the centuries old Trinity, the Rapture, and the fable about Genesis Six's sexual "angels" continue as proofs that most pastors, ministers and priests have failed in their teachings and duty-of-care responsibility charged by God. Furthermore, they are too afraid to question and investigate the fake additions to the New Testament that has been wrongly attributed to Saint Paul, such as the supposed dogma that 'women are inferior and unable to teach'


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