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  1. Dr. Brown,

    It has always been my understanding that the Sabbath rest was a Jewish tradition, a command given by God the result of which generated thousands of words in the Talmud expounding on what work is. Recently I was reading a book on ancient cultures by Archibald Sayce where he finds the Sabbath tradition as part of the ancient Sumerian religious order.

    He says ““On these Sabbaths no work was permitted to be done. The King, it was laid down, ΓÇ£must not eat flesh cooked at the fire or in the smoke; must not change his clothes; must not put on white garments; must not offer sacrifices; must not drive in his chariot; or issue royal decrees.ΓÇ¥ Even the prophet was forbidden to practice augury or give medicine to the sick.”

    He further says: “The very name Sabattu or ΓÇ£SabbathΓÇ¥ was derived by the native etymologists from the Sumerian words sa, ΓÇ£heart,ΓÇ¥ and bat, ΓÇ£to end,ΓÇ¥ because it was ΓÇ£a day of rest for the heart.”

    Did this ever come up in your study of Semitic languages? It seems unlikely that the Assyrians and Israelites developed such traditions independently. The implication seems to be that the Israelite tradition was borrowed from the Sumerian tradition, but this flies in the face of Scripture. While Sayce was an expert in all things Assyrian, he does not attach a date to the Sabbath tradition in these cultures. Is it possible that the tradition was borrowed from the Israelites instead?

    Excerpt From: Archibald Henry Sayce. “Babylonians and Assyrians, Life and Customs.” B&R Samizdat Express. iBooks.
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  2. Dear Dr. Brown,

    What is your view on eating meat that is certified “halal” in light of the New Testament?

    God bless you and your ministry
    In Yeshua’s Holy Name.


  3. S. Johnson, some ancient Near Eastern scholars have speculated that the origin of the seven-day week came from ancient Babylon, but there is really scant evidence for this idea, especially when compared with the biblical record, and that’s why the vast majority of scholars I’m aware credit the concept of a seven-day week to ancient Israel (and, from a faith perspective), from the Lord.

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