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See Creation Calendar Overview and http://www.creationcalendar.com/ for excellent and perhaps easier to understand presentations.

How did satyrday become the Seventh-day Sabbath? .pdf

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Septem Planatae

Septem Planatæ: The seven planetary gods from which the modern names for the days of the week are derived. Luna, the moon goddess, was nearest the earth. Furthest out was Saturnus. Saturnus/Saturn, as the most important god was assigned the first hour of the first day of the week, making him god for that day: Saturday. The second hour of the first day belonged to Jupiter and so forth. The very last hour of the first day of the week belonged to Mars, so the first hour of the second day was dedicated to Sol, the sun god. This made him god of the second day of the week: Sunday. The rest of the days of the week were similarly their days. Venus, goddess of love, had the first hour of the last day of the week, dies Veneris, or Friday.

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Day of the Week Carved across the block's top are images representing seven pagan deities: Saturn, Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus, left to right in that order. The sequence in which these gods appear is identical with that dictated by the hourly cycle that determined day names, so we know the holes beneath them were used to indicate day of the week...Representations of these seven deities can be ordered sequentially in over five thousand different ways. It's not a coincidence that they are shown in the exact manner dictated by an Hourly Cycle that Determined Day Names


Warning this video may be frightening!

They also use the names of blasphemy and worldly terminology!
But Wow!!

from The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia
[410] Holiday Prayers
... 1. Sabbath and New Moon (Rosh Hodesh), both periodically recurring in the course of a year. The New Moon is still, and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle. Both date back to the nomadic period of Israel.

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From http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=13&letter=S

Probable Lunar Origin.

—Critical View:

The origin of the Sabbath, as well as the true meaning of the name, is uncertain. The earliest Biblical passages which mention it (Ex. xx. 10, xxxiv. 21; Deut. v. 14; Amos viii. 5) presuppose its previous existence, and analysis of all the references to it in the canon makes it plain that its observance was neither general nor altogether spontaneous in either pre-exilic or post-exilic Israel. It was probably originally connected in some manner with the cult of the moon, as indeed is suggested by the frequent mention of Sabbath and New-Moon festivals in the same sentence (Isa. i. 13; Amos viii. 5; H Kings iv. 23). The old Semites worshiped the moon and the stars (Hommel, "Der Gestirndienst der Alten Araber"). Nomads and shepherds, they regarded the night as benevolent, the day with its withering heat as malevolent. In this way the moon ("Sinai" = "moon ["sin"] mountain") became central in their pantheon. The moon, however, has four phases in approximately 28 days, and it seemingly comes to a standstill every seven days. Days on which the deity rested were considered taboo, or ill-omened. New work could not be begun, nor unfinished work continued, on such days. The original meaning of "Shabbat" conveys this idea (the derivation from "sheba'" is entirely untenable). If, as was done by Prof. Sayce (in his Hibbert Lectures) and by Jastrow (in "American Journal of Theology," April, 1898), it can be identified in the form "shabbaton" with the "Shabattum" of the Assyrian list of foreign words, which is defined as "um nuḥ libbi" = "day of propitiation" (Jensen, in "Sabbath-School Times," 1892), it is a synonym for "'Aẓeret" and means a day on which one's actions are restricted, because the deity has to be propitiated. If, with Toy (in "Jour. Bib. Lit." xviii. 194), it is assumed that the signification is "rest," or "season of rest" (from the verb "to rest," "to cease [from labor]"; though "divider" and "division of time" are likewise said to have been the original significations; comp. also Barth, "Nominalbildungen," and Lagarde, "Nominalbildung"), the day is so designated because, being taboo, it demands abstinence from work and other occupations. The Sabbath depending, in Israel's nomadic period, upon the observation of the phases of the moon, it could not, according to this view, be a fixed day. When the Israelites settled in the land and became farmers, their new life would have made it desirable that the Sabbath should come at regular intervals, and the desired change would have been made all the more easily as they had abandoned the lunar religion.

Assyrian Analogues.

Dissociated from the moon, the Sabbath developed into a day of rest for the workers and animals on the farm (Deut. v. 14; Ex. xx. 10). Traces of the old taboo are, however, still found. In Amos viii. 5 it is the fear of evil consequences that keeps the impatient merchants from plying their wicked trade. The multitude of sacrifices (Isa. i. 8; Hosea ii. 11) on Sabbath and New Moon indicates the anxiety on those particular days to propitiate the deity. Closer contact with Assyro-Babylonians from the eighth to the sixth pre-Christian century probably revitalized the older idea of taboo. The assumptionthat the Hebrews borrowed the institution from the Babylonians, which was first suggested by Lotz ("Quæstiones de Historia Sabbati"), is untenable; but that the Exile strengthened the awe in which the day was held can not be denied. It having become a purely social institution, a day of rest for the farmers, the taboo element in course of time had lost its emphasis. The Assyro-Babylonians may have had similar days of abstinence or propitiation (the 7th, 14th, 19th, 21st, and 28th of the month Elul), and contact with them may have served to lend the Jewish Sabbath a more austere character. The Assyrian calendar seems to disclose an effort to get rid of the movable Sabbath in favor of the fixed. If after the twenty-eighth day two days are intercalated as new-moon days, the 19th day becomes the 49th from the beginning of the next preceding month, as in the Feast of Weeks, in connection with which the emphasis on "complete Sabbaths" ("sheba' Shabbot temimot"; Lev. xxiii. 15) is noteworthy. At all events, in the Priestly Code, Sabbath violation is represented as entailing death (Num. xv. 32-36). The prohibition against kindling fire (Ex. xxxv. 3) probably refers to producing fire by the fire-drill or by rubbing two sticks together; this was the crime of the man put to death according to Num. xv. 32-36, the "meḳoshesh" (see also Beẓah iv. 7), the presence of fire being considered, if the analogy with superstitious practises elsewhere is decisive, a very grave sign of disrespect to the deity.
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Candlestick Used in Blessing the Sabbath Light.(From a drawing by Viefers.)

But Hebrew institutions are often in direct antagonism to similar ones among the Assyro-Babylonians. The seventh days in the Babylonian scheme were days of ill omen. The prophets of the Exile laid especial emphasis on the fact that the Sabbath is a day of joy, as did those of the Assyrian period on the futility of the propitiating sacrifices (Isa. i.). The Priestly Code could not neutralize this view. Its rigorous observance found acceptance only among the "Nibdalim" (the Separatists; see Neh. x. 31). Every festival in the Biblical scheme is associated with a historical event. The connection of the Sabbath with the Exodus, in Deut. v. 14-15, was altogether vague; and to supply a more definite relation to an event in Israel's history the Sabbath was declared to have had an important significance in the desert when manna fell (Ex. xvi. 27 et seq.). The Decalogue of Exodus supplies a theological reason for the observance of the day; its phraseology reflects that of Gen. ii. 1 et seq. Both—this explanation and the story in Genesis—are among the latest additions to the Pentateuch.

Bibliography: In addition to the abundant literature mentioned in the bibliographies of the Bible dictionaries see Friedrich Bohn, Der Sabbat im Alten Testament, Gütersloh, 1893 (the latest contribution

"Seventy two" (72) pinpointed weekly Sabbath days, observed by "the holy men" of old, have been pinpointed, and every one of them is on either the 8th, 15th, 22nd, or 29th day of the Moon, without exception. The reason for this is that they never counted the day of the New Moon when counting out the six workdays. http://lunarsabbath.info/  --- Thanx to: Brother Arnold; may IaHUeH Bless you abundantly!


Dr. Hutton Webster's "REST DAYS"

chapter VIII