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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Weeks

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Or successive periods of seven days each, were known from the earliest times among nations remote from each other in Europe, Asia, and Africa, Genesis 29:27 . See SABBATH .

The Hebrew had only numeral names for the days of the week, excepting the Sabbath; the names now current among us being borrowed from Saxon mythology. The Jews called Sunday "one of the Sabbath." A prophetic week and a week of years were each seven years; and a week of sabbatical years, or fortynine years, brought round the year of jubilee. In John 20:26 , the disciples are said to have met again after "eight days," that is, evidently after a week, on the eighth day after our Lord's resurrection. See THREE .

For the "Feast of Weeks," see PENTECOST .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Weeks'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/w/weeks.html. 1859.

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