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Tribal Sabbaths: Rest Days in the Bible and in African Traditional Religions

Carl B. Bridges 
Professor of New Testament
Johnson University 
cbridges@johnsonu.edu

L. Stephen Cook, Jr.
Professor of Old Testament
Johnson University
scook@johnsonu.edu

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Abstract

A comparison and contrast between the Israelite tradition of Sabbath-keeping and known traditional African rest days observed among various groups today reveals that the biblical Sabbath differs from modern tribal sabbaths in its broader scope and humanitarian motives.

 
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