Sabbath in Christianity

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Sabbath in Christianity is a weekly day of rest or related occasion, derived from Biblical Sabbath (Hebrew: שַׁבָּת‎, shabbâth, Hebrew word #7676 in Strong's, meaning intensive "repose").

Biblical Sabbath observance, i.e., resting from hard labors from sunset to sunset on the seventh day (from Friday to Saturday), is practiced by seventh-day Sabbatarians, similarly to Shabbat in Judaism.

Also, since shortly after the church's founding, the majority of Christians have observed the first day for weekly corporate worship (Sunday, now also known as the Lord's Day). From the fourth century onwards, Sunday worship has largely also taken on the observance of Sunday rest (first-day Sabbatarianism). Among these Christians, Sunday worship and/or rest eventually became synonymous with a first-day "Christian Sabbath".

Non-Sabbatarianism, the principle of Christian liberty from being bound to physical Sabbath observance (and the focus on Sabbath as typological present or future spiritual rest in Christ), also has significant historical support.

Most dictionaries provide both first-day and seventh-day definitions for "Sabbath" and "Sabbatarian", among other related uses.

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