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I would like to know just how and when the present names of the weekdays evolved?
Did the ancient Hebrews use named days or were they simply referred to as "...the first day of the week...second day of the week etc. " as the Bible shows.
A pastor of mine stated that the Sabbath is sundown Friday to sundown Saturday but I cannot see how that can be if the days weren't even named at the time of Moses when the Jewish Sabbath was introduced as part of the Decalogue ( command # 4).
Is the principle of one day of rest (sabbath) based on a set day or is it more to do with the principle of one day's rest after six days of labour?

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