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.Where can I find proof in the bible about not being able to sell or buy anything on the Sabatht day?

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Asked by mamaflo404 at 3:02 PM on Jul. 20, 2013 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • If you read the OT you can see the outlines for the rules that Jews have pertaining the Sabbath, if that helps. A Jewish member might better be able to explain it, since Christians don't typically put the same level of importance on the Sabbath, in terms of the extent that the more devoted Jews do.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 3:04 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Have you tried the Torah?

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 3:31 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • the eight commandment
    and genesis 2.2
    are the best places to look- but it really is interpretation and whether or not you are of the world or keep yourself separate.
    orthodox may choose to not even ride in a car- or be more relaxed and have a driver
    as you go down the line to say reforms you will find they mainly discarded the practice for commerce reasons

    Answer by feralxat at 3:34 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • 8th

    Answer by feralxat at 3:35 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Although buying and selling isn't one of the 39 melachot (activities) prohibited during Shabbath, buying and selling during Shabbath is prohibited because in order to do it, you may need to do one of these activities, like writing, for example, or carrying an object between a public and private domain. So the Sanhedrin prohibited any and all business transactions during Shabbath.

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 10:30 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

  • Sorry! Forgot to add the quote:

    "It is interesting to note that the prohibition against commerce is one of the few types of legislation actually recorded in the Bible. Thus, we find (Nechemiah 10:32), "If the (non-Jewish) natives of the land bring any goods or food to sell on the Sabbath day, we will buy nothing from them on the Sabbath or on any holy day."

    Answer by momto2boys973 at 10:31 PM on Jul. 20, 2013

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