Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What does Shabbat Shabbaton mean?

Here are my thoughts about the expression "Shabbat Shabbaton" (שבת שבתון) and what it means, or rather what it should mean according to the Torah. Let's take a look:
CLV Ex 16:23 then he said to them: This is what Yahweh has spoken, A cessation, a holy sabbath to Yahweh is tomorrow. What you are baking, bake, and what you are cooking, cook, and all the superfluity, leave it in your charge until the morning. 
CLV Ex 31:15 Six days shall work be done, and on the seventh day is a sabbath of cessation, holy to Yahweh. Everyone doing work on the sabbath day shall be put to death, yea death. 
CLV Ex 35:2 Six days shall work be done, yet on the seventh day you shall come to have a holy sabbath of cessation to Yahweh. Everyone doing work on it shall be put to death.
CLV Lv 16:31 It is a sabbath of cessation for you, and you will humble your souls; it is an eonian statute. 
CLV Lv 23:3 Six days shall work be done, yet on the seventh day there shall be a sabbath of cessation, a holy meeting. You shall do no work at all. This is a sabbath to Yahweh in all your dwellings.
CLV Lv 23:24 Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, In the seventh month on day one of the month there shall be a cessation for you with a memorial trumpet blasting, a holy meeting. 
CLV Lv 23:32 It is a sabbath of cessation for you, and you will humble your souls. On the ninth day of the month in the evening, from evening until evening shall you cease for your sabbath. 
CLV Lv 23:39 On the fifteenth day of the seventh month after you have gathered the yield of the land, you shall celebrate the celebration of Yahweh for seven days. On the first day there is a cessation and on the eighth day a cessation.
CLV Lv 25:4 Yet in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of cessation for the land, a sabbath to Yahweh. Your field you shall not sow, and your vineyard you shall not prune; 
CLV Lv 25:5 The self-sown of your harvest you shall not reap, and the grapes of your untrimmed vines you shall not pick. A year of cessation shall it be for the land.
As you can see from the verses above, the expression "Shabbat Shabbaton" means "Shabbat of Cessation" and this expression refers to BOTH Shabbats AND other Holy Meeting, such as Yom Kippur, Yom Teruah, etc.

It is pretty clear from the verses above that the text is corrupted. It should say "Shabbat Shabbaton" in all the verses above.

This proves that expression "Shabbat" = expression "Holy Meeting" = expression "Shabbat Shabbaton". So all Shabbats and other Holy Meetings are "Shabbat Shabbatons" or "Shabbats of Cessation". There is no difference between these expressions like some people think. All misunderstanding comes from the corrupted text.

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