American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
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/eng/ats/w/weeks.html. 1859.