Materials: Sabbath

The Sabbath and the Magisterial Reformers

This article examines the understanding of the Sabbath of the magisterial Reformers (Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli) in order to clarify their arguments and reveal theological trends. The topic is developed in chronological order.

Author: 
P. Gerard Damsteegt

The Sabbath Commandment in Deuteronomy 5:12-15

This study deals with the differences between the Sabbath Commandment as found in Exodus 20 and the one found in Deuteronomy 5 and tries to explain them.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

The Sabbath Commandment in Deuteronomy 5:12–15

The two different forms of the Sabbath commandment in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 are complimentary, upholding the sanctity of the Sabbath and providing a powerful theological message.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

What About a Lunar Sabbath?

I’ve been told that the biblical Sabbath was a lunar Sabbath fixed by the moon, rather than a specific day of the week independent of the moon or the sun. What do you think?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

When Does the Sabbath Begin?

Sunset, midnight, morning? A brief visit with the principal texts dealing with this question and a notation about Jewish practice in NT times.

Author: 
Biblical Research Committee

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