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Sabbath’s not being the weekly Sabbath


Is there a Sabbath in the scriptures that is longer that 12 hours? Yes there are.

Sabbath just means rest and God defined how long that rest was/is.

The page above this one was about the Sabbath day. God defined the day as the daylight part of the day. God also defined a few different durations.



1. Atonement Day

Lev 23:27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh month there shall be a day of atonement: it shall be an holy convocation to you; and you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.

Lev 23:28 And you shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

Lev 23:29 For whatever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

Lev 23:30 And whatever soul it be that does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people.

Lev 23:31 You shall do no manner of work: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

Lev 23:32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict your souls: in the ninth day of the month at even, from even to even, shall you celebrate your sabbath.


Even to even. Sunset to sunset. That’s 24 hours.

Atonement Day itself is only the daylight portion of the tenth.


2. Sabbath year

This Sabbath takes full year. But the forbidden activities are defined differently. Work is permitted but not farming.

So God not only defines the duration, but also the activities of the various Sabbaths.