THE KARAITE ISRAEL MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
THE 8TH DAY SABBATH
hen an Israelite child is born one week of purification is counted then an 8th day Covenant celebration known as Aqiqah or Brit Millah is added. The Holy Sabbath of complete rest likewise took place on the 8th day. The Lord finalized and ceased working ON the 7th day. This indicates that some work actually did take place on the 7th day which was not a day of COMPLETE rest.
And ON the seventh day God ENDED his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
Therefore the 7th day which is known as the Jummah or First Sabbath is a day in which work temporarily comes to an end at Midday. A special Noon Service or gathering known as the Jummah is observed. The Jummah also serves as a preparation for the Second or Greater Sabbath which takes place on the 8th day. The 8th day Sabbath was the Sabbath of complete rest.
The Book of Luke speaks of the First and Second Sabbaths:
The Sabbath days mentioned above refers to the 7th day Sabbath known as the Jummah and the 8th day Sabbath of complete rest.
On the early Roman calendar Sunday is counted as the 2nd day of the week which is illustrated by the Sun Rays. This further indicates that Friday was the 7th day of the Week.
( The early Roman Calendar exhibiting Sunday in its true role as the 2nd day of the week- About the History of the Calendar By- A.E. Evenson-Illustrated By-William Neebe -Childrens Press,Chicago page 11-)