Origin of Sabbath
Examples from the Web for sabbath
However, G-d is very clear about the Sabbath being a day of rest.
With a little effort, it is possible to keep kosher and respect the Sabbath.
And she said in this booming voice, ‘Tomorrow is the Sabbath.’Sarah and Susan Silverman: Comedian and Rabbi are Perfect Sisters|Kevin Fallon|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This past Sabbath, we read a section known as Chayei Sarah, or The Life of Sarah.Despite Hebron's Importance, Israel Will Have to Give It Up|Samuel Lebens|October 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In fairness, Sabbath (unlike Portnoy) does have the decency to leave the meat pantry untouched.‘A Sustained Sense of Violation’: When Bad House Guests Invade Literature|Matt Seidel|July 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Those of them who have to work on Sunday chafe under the necessity that drives them to such a disregarding of the Sabbath.
On the Sabbath a larger proportion of them than of the citizens of the place could be collected in a house of worship.A History of Oregon, 1792-1849|William Henry Gray
Ere another Sabbath has passed, I may be with him in Paradise!Eugene Aram, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The law for the observance of the Sabbath comes to us in language that cannot be mistaken and from a source not to be denied.Foot-prints of a letter carrier|James Rees
She approached the Porcelain in a chastened mood that Sabbath morning.Ade's Fables|George Ade
British Dictionary definitions for sabbath
Word Origin for Sabbath
Word Origin and History for sabbath
Old English sabat "Saturday as a day of rest," as observed by the Jews, from Latin sabbatum, from Greek sabbaton, from Hebrew shabbath, properly "day of rest," from shabath "he rested." Spelling with -th attested from late 14c., not widespread until 16c.
The Babylonians regarded seventh days as unlucky, and avoided certain activities then; the Jewish observance might have begun as a similar custom. Among European Christians, from the seventh day of the week it began to be applied early 15c. to the first day (Sunday), "though no definite law, either divine or ecclesiastical, directed the change" [Century Dictionary], but elaborate justifications have been made. The change was driven by Christians' celebration of the Lord's resurrection on the first day of the week, a change completed during the Reformation.
The original meaning is preserved in Spanish Sabado, Italian Sabbato, and other languages' names for "Saturday." Hungarian szombat, Rumanian simbata, French samedi, German Samstag "Saturday" are from Vulgar Latin sambatum, from Greek *sambaton, a vulgar nasalized variant of sabbaton. Sabbath-breaking attested from 1650s.
Culture definitions for sabbath
The holy day of rest and reflection observed each Saturday among the Jews. This custom fulfills the fourth of the Ten Commandments (“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy”). The Sabbath commemorates the last of the seven days of Creation as described in the Book of Genesis, the day God rested from his labors of creating the heavens and the Earth.