What People are saying about ‘A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath’ (NN)

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“It was a surprise to run across your web site, a pleasant surprise to say the least. Since I have been understanding this concept since about 1998……….
Thanks for the research…”

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What People are saying about ‘A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath’ (MM)

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“We are happy to let you know we have started a 12hr Sabbath group… and about 15 people attended for the first time. I lead bible class using article “A case for the 12 hour Sabbath”.  In support of article I printed in your website. The whole class is interested with the topic generally and I was asked many questions and I answered in the bible. Those attended have various denominational backgrounds including Catholic, SDA and Pentecostal church.
We will be meeting every week here…”

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What People are saying about ‘A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath’ (LL)

Excerpt from an email:

I appreciate all the time and effort you have made in making this document available for truth seekers. Thank you. We have seen the 12 hour sabbath for about 3 years now. I have never seen anyone put all of the information into one document.  Thank you – thank you.”

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What People are saying about ‘A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath’ (KK)

Excerpt from an email received:

I am thankful to have come across your web site, as I wanted to know the truth about the sabbath and it also gave me insight on the 12 hour day. There is a LOT of information there, and I shared it with several other people.”

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From sun time to clock time

“So long as mankind lived by raising crops and herding animals there was not much need for measuring small units of time.  The seasons were all-important–to know when to expect the rain, the snow, the sun, the cold…Daylight time was the only important time, the only time when men could work…

No change in daily experience is more emptying than the loss of the sense of contrast between day and night, light and dark.  Our century of artificial light tempts us to forget the meaning of night… “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day,” announced Jesus (John 9:4…), “the night cometh, when no man can work…

The first step in making night more like day was taken long before people became accustomed to artificial lighting.  It came when man, playing with time, began measuring it off into shorter slices…Our precise uniform hour is a modern invention…sundials, or shadow clocks, were the first measuring devices…

For centuries the sun’s shadow remained the universal measure of time…

Only by escaping the sun’s tyranny would we ever learn to measure out our time in universally uniform spoonfuls…

…for most of history, water provided the measure of time when the sun was not shining.  And until the perfection of the pendulum clock about 1700 the most accurate timepiece was probably the water clock…

While man allowed his time to be parsed by the changing cycles of daylight he remained a slave of the sun.  To become the master of his time, to assimilate night into the day…he had to find a way to mark off precise small portions–not only equal hours, but even minutes and seconds…He would have to make a machine…

These first mechanical clocks came into an age when sunlight circumscribed the times of life and movement, when artificial lights had not yet begun to confuse night with day…imperative of the machine itself, was to incorporate both hours of darkness and hours of sunlight into a single equal-houred twenty-four day…

…for most of history, mankind did not think of a day as a unit of twenty-four hours. Only with the invention and diffusion of the mechanical clock did the notion become common…”

(The Discoverers, by Daniel J. Boorstin, Random House – New York, copyright 1983, Pages 26, 27, 28, 29, 36, 37, 38, 41)

 

 

Concordance Definitions

The Guideposts Family Concordance gives some very good definitions on words related to the Biblical “day”:

Day:  “the time between sunup and sundown” (The daylight – Genesis 1:5, 16) (12 hours – John 11:9) (Opposite of night – Mark 5:5)

Dawn:  “the break of day” (Worked from – Nehemiah  4:21) (Joshua  6:15)

Dayspring:  “dawn or sunrise” (Job  38:12)

Morning: “the first part of the day” (Early risers – Judges 19:5, 8)

Noon:  “midday” (2Samuel 4:5)

Evening: “last hours of sunlight” (Meditation – Genesis 24:63)

Sun:  “the luminous solar body that provides light and heat for the earth” (Made to rule – Genesis 1:16)

The Guideposts Family Concordance to the Bible, copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers

 

A DISCOURSE UPON THE SABBATH

Excerpt from the book “A Discourse Upon The Sabbath (Year 1628):

“In the next place I am to show what I mean by Day in the 4th commandment:  By Day I understand the time of light only, namely all that space of time and light from day peep or day break in the morning, until day be quite off the sky at night:  that by Day is meant the light, see Genesis 1:5.  God (who knows best to name things) called the Light, Day, see 1Thes. 5:5,8…and that the day begins even while it is but a little light… and this is from first approach of light upon our horizon before sunrise unto the last departure of light, after sunset, from off our horizon…that is the day from day break, to last shutting in of the day, so long as is any light in the sky…”  (pgs. 85-86)

“Now this is the day which God commanded in the 4th commandment and which I urge here, namely, the time of light…”  (pg. 158)

Theophilus Brabourne (1628)

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What People are saying about ‘A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath’ (JJ)

Excerpt from an article written by a person who read “A Case for the 12 Hour Sabbath”:

What is revolutionary to me is that there is no such thing as a 24 hour ‘day’.  A day encompasses (morning, day time, evening) and nothing else.”  This is what we need to share, so people can move a little closer to His will.”

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT ‘DOES THE WEEKLY SABBATH DAY REALLY BEGIN AT SUNSET?’

Excerpt from a website on the Sabbath:

“...a DAY starts at SUNRISE not sunset…”

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12hoursabbath.com/sabbathsunset.html

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