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The True Shabbath Found in the Languages of the World

Indisputable proof that the seventh day scriptural shabbath was not, is not, and never was exclusively "Yahudiyth (Jewish)."

 

Many people around the world spell this day's name as "shabbat" and pronounce it as it is spelled, but looking at the word in the Ibriy (Hebrew) we can see that in fact the last letter is NOT f (teyth) but t (thau) and should be spelled with the ending "th" and pronounced as "shab-bawth" (see below).

- - Ibriy (Hebrew) - tbs shabbath, shab-bawth'; intens. from H7673; intermission.


Copied and adapted from the article "SabbathLang.html" found on "www.amethystministries.org" and titled "The word Sabbath in world languages."


Dr. William Meade Jones lived over a hundred and fifty years ago and was a well-known research expert in London England. He discovered in his studies that the seventh-day shabbath was the only weekly shabbath ever commanded by Yahuwah, the Father of our Savior Yahushua, in scripture.

Jones decided that since scripture clearly shows that the shabbath was first given to mankind at the end of the Creation Week (B'ereshiyth [Genesis] 2:1-3) then two important facts would have had to be known throughout the ancient world. First, a fixing of the seven-day weekly cycle on a world-wide basis, and second, an ancient world-wide knowledge of the seventh-day shabbath.

Jones was convinced of this for several reasons:

Many of Adam's and Noach's descendents became scoffers. However, Jones reasoned, that they would still carry with them the twin truths of the Creation Week of B'ereshiyth 1 by their keeping of the seven-day weekly cycle and the seventh day shabbath by naming the seventh day of the week in their language as the day of shabbath rest.

 

William Mead Jones decided to research a majority of the languages of the world to see if his reasonings were true. The results of his research was as he suspected and is another powerful proof not only that the seventh day is the true shabbath of Yahuwah but also that the creation account in B'ereshiyth 1 and 2 is accurate and that Yahuwah is our Creator!

Chart of the Week (showing the position of Yahuwah's Sacred Shabbath)

 

LANGUAGE
(Where spoken, read, or otherwise used)
1 2 3 4 5 6 Name of the
SEVENTH DAY
Shemitic
Ibriy (Hebrew) TANAKH
world-wide


Day One

Day Second

Day Third

Day Fourth

Day Fifth

Day the Sixth

Yom hash-shab-bath
Day the shabbath


Ibriy
(ancient & modern)


One into the shabbath

Second into the shabbath

Third into the shabbath

Fourth into the shabbath

Fifth into the shabbath

Eve of Sacred shabbath

Shab-bath
shabbath


Targum of Onkelos
(Ibriy Literature)


Day One

Day Second

Day Third

Day Fourth

Day Fifth

Day the Sixth

Yom hash-shab-bath
Day the shabbath


Targum
Dialect of the Yahudiym (Jews) in Kurdistan


Day One of the Seven

Day 2nd of the Seven

Day 3rd of the Seven

Day 4th of the Seven

Day 5th of the Seven

Day of Eve
(of shabbath)


yoy-met sha-bat kodesh
Sacred Shabbath Day


Ancient Syriac
*Each day proceeds on, and belongs to the shabbath

One into shabbath

Two into shabbath

Three into shabbath

Four into shabbath

Five into shabbath

Eve
(of shabbath)


Shab-ba-tho
shabbath


Kasdiy (Chaldee) Syriac
Kurdistan & Urdmia, Persia


One into shabbath

Two into shabbath

Three into shabbath

Four into shabbath

Five into shabbath

Eve
(of shabbath)


Shap-ta
shabbath


Shomerowniy (Samaritan)
(Old Hebrew Letters)
Nablus, Palestine


Day One

Day Second

Day Third

Day Fourth

Day Fifth

Day Sixth

Shab-bath
shabbath


Babel (Babylonian)
Euphrates & Tigris Valleys Mesopotamia (written language, 3800 B.C.)


First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Sa-ba-tu
shabbath


Assyrian
Euphrates & Tigris Valleys, Mesopotamia


First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

sa-ba-tu
shabbath


Arabic
(Very old names)


Business Day

Light Moon

War Chief

Turning Day or Midweek

Familiar or Society Day

Eve
(of shabbath)


Shi-yar
Chief or Rejoicing Day


Arabic
(ancient & modern) Western Asia, E.,W., & N. Africa


The One

The Two

The Three

The Four

The Fifth

Assembly
(day, Muham)


as-sabt
The shabbath


Maltese
Malta


One (day)

Two (and day)

The 3 (3rd day)

The 4 (4th day)

Fifth (day)

Assembly

Is-sibt
The shabbath


Ge-ez or Kuwshiy (Ethiopic)
Abyssinia
(Ge-ez signifies "original")


One (day)

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Eve (of shabbath)

san-bat
shabbath


Tigre
Abyssinia
(closely related to Ge-ez)


One (First day)

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Eve (of shabbath)

san-bat
shabbath


Amharic
Abyssinia (nearly related to Ge-ez)


One

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Eve (of shabbath)

san-bat
shabbath


Falasha
(language of the Yahuhdiym of Abyssinia)


One

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

yini sanbat
The shabbath


Coptic
Egypt (a dead language for 200 years)


The First Day

The 2nd Day

The 3rd Day

The 4th Day

The 5th Day

The 6th Day

pi sabbaton
The shabbath


Orma or Galla
South of Abyssinia (this language has two sets of names, the first being the oldest)


Lady, Virgin Mary Day.
Great or Festival shabbath


Second day.
First Trade Day


3rd Day to the shabbath.
Second Trade Day


4th day to the shabbath.
Fourth (day)


Fifth (day)

Assembly (day)

Last day of the half-week, inclusive of
4th day.
Little or Humble or Solemn Shabbath
(a day of no ceremonial display nor work)


Tamashek or Towarek
(from ancient Lybian or Numidian) Atlas Mountains, Africa.


First day

Second day

Third day

Fourth day

Fifth day

Assembly Day

a-hal es-sabt
The shabbath Day


Kabyle or Berber
(ancient Numidian) North Africa


Day the One (First)

Day the Two (2nd)

Day the Three (3rd)

Day the Four (4th)

Day the Fifth

The Assembly Day

ghas or wars assebt
The shabbath Day


Hausa
(Central Africa)


The One (1st)

The Two (2nd)

The Three (3rd)

The Four (4th)

The Fifth

The Assembly

assebatu
The shabbath


Urdu or Hindustani
(Muhammadan & Hindu, India; two names for the days)


One to shabbath. Sunday

2nd to shabbath. Moon-day

3rd to shabbath. Mars

4th to shabbath. Mercury

5th to shabbath. (Eve of Juma)

Assembly (day)

shamba - shabbath
sanichar - Saturn


Pashto or Afghan
Afghanistan


One to shabbath

Two to shabbath

Three to shabbath

Four to shabbath

Five to shabbath

Assembly (day)

khali - Unemployed-day
Shamba - shabbath


 

The table above includes some of the oldest languages known to man. One of these, the Babylonian language, was in use hundreds of years before Abraham. That language designated the seventh day of the week as "sa-ba-tu," meaning rest day -- indisputable proof that Yahuwah's sacred shabbath as given in scripture was not, and is not, exclusively Yahudiyth (Jewish).

Very few realize that the word "shabbath" and the concept of resting from work on the seventh day of the week is common to most of the ancient and modern languages of the world. This is evidence totally independent of the scriptures and confirms the teaching that Yahuwah's seventh day shabbath predates the religion of Yisra'el. The concept of a seventh day sacred rest was understood, accepted, and practiced by virtually every culture from Babel through modern times.

In the study of the many languages of mankind you will find two important facts:

    1. In the majority of the principal languages the last, or seventh, day of the week is designated as "shabbath."
    2. There is not even one language which designates another day as the "day of rest."

From these facts we may conclude that not only those people who called the last day of the week "shabbath," but all other peoples and races, as far as they recognized any day of the week as "shabbath," rested on the seventh day. In fact, it was recorded by the great historian, Socrates, that in his time the whole known world, with the exception of Rome and Alexandria, observed the seventh day of the week.

"The people of Constantinople, and almost everywhere, assemble together on the shabbath, as well as on the first day of the week, which custom is never observed at Rome or at Alexandria." - Socrates, "Ecclesiastical History", Book 7, Chap.19

 
Another interesting fact is that the words in the original languages that are used to designate the seventh day of the week as the shabbath have continued to be very similar while the other words have been so changed over time that they are unintelligible to people of other language groups. This is another proof that the shabbath and the words used to designate the seventh day of the week as the "shabbath day" originated at Creation in complete harmony with the scriptural record found in B'ereshiyth 2:1-3.
 
 
Language List
 
Language
Word for 7th Day
Meaning
Greek
Latin (Italy)
Spanish (Spain)
Portuguese (Portugal)
Italian (Italy)
French (France)
High German (Germany)
Prussian (Prussia)
Russian (Russia)
Polish
Hebrew
Afaghan
Hindustani
Persian
Arabic
Turkish
Malay
Abyssinian
Lusatian (Saxony)
Bohemian
Bulgarian (Bulgaria)
New Slovenian (Illyria, in Austria)
Illyrian (Dalmatia, Servia)
Wallachian (Roumania or Wallachia)
Roman (Sapin, Catalonia)
Ecclesiastical Roman (Italy)
D'oc. French (ancient & modern)
Norman French (10th-11th Centuries)
Wolof (Senegambia, West Africa)
Congo (West Equatorial Africa)
Orma (South of Abyssiania)
Kazani - TARTAR (East Russia)
Osmanlian (Turkey)
Arabic (very old names)
Ancient Syriac
Chaldee Syriac (Kurdistan,Urumia,Persia)
Babylonian Syriac (a very old language)
Maltese (Malta)
Ethiopic (Abyssinia)
Coptic (Egypt)
Tamashek (Atlas Mountains, Africa)
Kabyle (North Africa, ancient Numidan)
Hausa (Central Africa)
Pasto (Afghanistan)
Pahlivi (ancient Persian)

Persian (Persia)
Armenian (Armenia)
Kurdish (Kurdistan)

Miscellaneous Middle Age Languages
Georgian (Caucasus)
Suanian (Caucasus)
Ingoush (Caucasus)
Malayan (Malaya, Sumatra)
Javanese (Java)
Dayak (Borneo)
Makassar (S. Celebes & Salayer Islands)
Malagassy (Madagascar)
Swahili (E. equatorial Africa)
Mandingo (W. Africa, S. of Senegal)
Teda (Central Africa)
Bornu (Central Africa)
Logone (Central Africa)
Bagrimma (Central Africa)
Maba (Central Africa)
Permian (Russian)
Votiak (Russian)
Sabbaton
Sabbatum
S?bado
Sabbado
Sabbato
Samedi
Samstag
Sabatico
Subbota
Sobota
shabbath
Shamba
Shamba
Shambin
Assabt
Yomessabt
Ari-Sabtu
Sanbat
Sobota
Sobota
Subbota
Sobota
Subota
Sambata
Dissapte
Sabbatum
Dissata
Sabbedi
Alere-Asser
Sabbado or Kiansbula
Zam-ba-da
Subbota
Yome-es-sabt
Shi-yar
Shab-ba-tho
Shaptu
Sa-Ba-tu
Is-sibt
San-bat
Pi sabbaton
A-hal es-sabt
Ghas assebt
Assebatu
Shamba
Shambid

Shambah
Shapat
Shamba


Shabati
Sammtyn
Shatt
Hari sabtu
Saptoe or saptu
Sabtu
Sattu
Alsabotsy
As-sabt
Sibiti
Essebdu
Assebdu
Se-sibde
Sibbedi
Sab
Subota
Subbota
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath day
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
The shabbath
Day shabbath
Day shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
Day shabbath
shabbath
Day shabbath
shabbath Day
Last Day shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
day of the shabbath
Chief or rejoicing day
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
the shabbath
shabbath
the shabbath
the shabbath
the shabbath day
the shabbath
shabbath
(pleasantest day of the week)

shabbath
shabbath
shabbath


shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
day shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
The shabbath
The shabbath
shabbath
The shabbath
The shabbath
The shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath
shabbath


Related articles which you may find to be of interest.

The Lost Shabbath?
Lunar Shabbath Refuted by Scripture
Rome's Challenge
The Shabbath. Saturday?
The Shabbath Day of Yahuwah
When Does the Shabbath Start?
The Shabbath Over the Centuries
Shabbath References in Scripture
Week Chart of the Shabbath

C.F. Castleberry
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