Sabbath day’s journey

Sabbath day’s journey

The distance one is allowed to walk on the Sabbath. (Exod 16:29) legislates: “Do not leave your place on the seventh day.” (Num 35:5) defines the levitical pasture lands as extending 2,000 cubits in each direction from the city center. Tannaitic law defined the Sabbath day’s journey as 2,000 cubits. (Acts 1:12) mentions that Jerusalem is a Sabbath day’s journey from the Mount of Olives.

Exod 16:29

29See! The Lord has given you the sabbath, therefore on the sixth day he gives you food for two days; each of you stay where you are; do not leave your place on ... View more

Num 35:5

5You shall measure, outside the town, for the east side two thousand cubits, for the south side two thousand cubits, for the west side two thousand cubits, and ... View more

Acts 1:12

Matthias Chosen to Replace Judas
12Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away.

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