Sabbath day's journey

A Jew was permitted to travel 2,000 cubits on the Sabbath (Exod. 16:29 and Num. 35:5), about 1.2 km. (3/4 mile), and the Mount of Olives [[➝ Olives, Mount of]] was within this distance from Jerusalem (Acts 1:12).

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  • Sabbath-day's journey — Sabbath Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sabbath-day's journey — noun Usage: often capitalized S : a distance of 2000 cubits that under rabbinic law a Jew might travel on the sabbath from the walled limits of a town or city * * * Sabbath day s journey noun (historical) 2000 cubits, or about one kilometre,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sabbath day's journey —    Supposed to be a distance of 2,000 cubits, or less than half a mile, the distance to which, according to Jewish tradition, it was allowable to travel on the Sabbath day without violating the law (Acts 1:12; comp. Ex. 16:29; Num. 35:5; Josh.… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Sabbath day's journey — area or distance which a Jew may travel on the Sabbath without violating Jewish law (area with a radius of 2, 000 cubits) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • day's journey — About 40 km. (25 miles) but on the Sabbath (Acts 1:12) it was fixed as not more than 2,000 cubits (about 1,040 metres or 3/4 mile) …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Sab|bath-day's journey — «SAB uhth DAYZ», the distance in ancient times that a Jew might lawfully travel on the Sabbath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sabbath — • The seventh day of the week among the Hebrews, the day being counted from sunset to sunset, that is, from Friday evening to Saturday evening Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Sabbath     Sabbath …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Sabbath — Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabbath breaker — Sabbath Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabbath breaking — Sabbath Sab bath, n. [OE. sabat, sabbat, F. sabbat, L. sabbatum, Gr. sa bbaton, fr. Heb. shabb[=a]th, fr. sh[=a]bath to rest from labor. Cf. {Sabbat}.] 1. A season or day of rest; one day in seven appointed for rest or worship, the observance of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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