Sabbath Origins

George Athas gathas at
Sat Dec 4 00:25:25 EST 1999

> As I have pointed out, the order in Hosea is new moons, sabbaths and feast
> days. In Chronicles it is sabbaths, new moons and feast days. Chronicles
> changes this order because it was written after the move from the full moon
> sabbath to the seventh day sabbath and because of [...]

The evidence isn't compelling. There's no real link between Sabbath and Full Moon
festivals that is concrete. You still have to find an equation between the two. Perhaps
there is one, but the evidence presented thus far isn't that convincing. Still, it's a
worthwhile search.

Best regards,
George Athas
 Dept of Semitic Studies,
 University of Sydney
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