Most Christians know about the Sabbath day, but some have never heard of the sabbath year. That's right, a whole year of rest! When I came to the commandments regarding the sabbath year, I was filled with questions. There was so much that I, even as a life-long Christian, did not know! Read on to discover fourteen intriguing facts about the sabbath year!
1. Rest from toil is the heart of the Sabbath
What is a sabbath? The Hebrew word Shabbat means to rest from labor or a day of rest. It comes from a root word that means “to set apart as holy”. This wasn't just a day to kick back if you were tired out. It was, and is, an intentional day of rest and reconnection with God.
The history of the Sabbath goes back to the dawn of the world. In the creation story in Genesis, God created the earth in six days, and on the seventh day, He rested. One of the Ten Commandments is to ke