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Sabbath ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}}) is the seventh day of the Hebrew calendar week, in English known as Saturday. According to Exodus 20:8 it is commanded by God to be kept as a holy day of rest, as God rested from creation. It is observed differently among the Abrahamic religions and informs a similar occasion in several other practices. Although many viewpoints and definitions have arisen over the millennia, most originate in the same textual tradition of: "Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy".

The term has been used to describe a similar weekly observance in any of several other traditions; the first crescent or new moon; any of seven annual festivals in Judaism and some Christian traditions; any of eight annual pagan festivals (usually "sabbat"); an annual secular holiday; and a year of rest in religious or secular usage, the sabbath year, originally every seventh year.


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Intro  Biblical Sabbath  Judaism  Christianity  Other religious traditions  Secular traditions   References   External links  

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