Dropsie College Theses

Date of Award

Spring 4-4-1967

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

First Advisor

Theodor H. Gaster

Second Advisor

Frank Zimmerman


it is the purpose of this study to interpret the ideas associated with the Sabbath in the Old Testament in the light of relevant aspects of the culture of the ancient Near East, thus to clarify and relate the several motivations behind the emphasis with which the Sabbath was finally presented in the Hebrew Bible. As informative as it might be, later Jewish Sabbath ideology is specifically excluded from this study.


Library at the Katz Center - Archives Room Manuscript. BS1199.S18 H35 1966.

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