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Sabbath ~ (A) ~ a day of rest in which the people should not work. In the Old Testament it was Saturday (from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday); day seven of the week for the Jews . It is a special day for the Jews , for doing what is pleasing to God.
sabbath ~ (B) ~ seventh day of the week, a day of rest for Jews .
Sabbath ~ (B) ~ The Christian Sabbath is Sunday because Jesus became alive again on the Sunday after his death. Since then, most Christians have met together in Sundays.
More information: 'Sabbath' in the Bible (from over 100 free online books). Our level (A) definitions are simpler than level (B).
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