Israel & The “ Shabbath ”. Matthew 12:1-8. Matthew 12:1-8. Shabbath ( shab-bawth ’) – “ to rest or cease from exertion” Exodus 16 – Please Turn in Your Bibles. 1 Corinthians 10.
Israel & The “Shabbath”
The Talmud taught that it would break the Sabbath rest to climb a tree, to ride, to swim, to clap one's hands, to strike one's side, or to dance…to pick fruit, or even to lift it from the ground, would be like reaping. If a person were to roll wheat to take away these husks, she would be guilty of sifting with a sieve…
If she were rubbing the ends of the stalks, she would be guilty of threshing. Is she were cleaning what adheres to the side of a stalk, she would be guilty of sifting. If she were brushing the stalk, she would be guilty of grinding. If she were throwing it up in her hands, she would be guilty of winnowing.”
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
Pompey the Great
“It is common for men of corrupt minds, by their zeal in rituals, and the external services of religion, to think to atone for the looseness of their morals.”
2 For I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and seeking to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted to the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.