| The History Of The Sabbath
| Comments On The History Of The
The Sabbath of Genesis appears to be observed by only God and not man. There is no other reference to the Sabbath in Genesis. Between the Sabbath of Genesis and the Sabbath of Exodus well over four hundred years pass with no mention of Sabbath observance.
In Exodus God gives the Sabbath to the Hebrews only. The Mosaic Law was given to Hebrews only. The ten commandments (as the Bible does not call them) are a portion of the Mosaic Law.
Even though God gave the Sabbath to the Hebrews, God retains ownership of it. Jesus proclaims that He is Lord of the Sabbath. No mere human could make that claim without being blasphemous. Jesus was required to observe the Sabbath because He was Hebrew. Also Jesus is free to observe the Sabbath because He is God who retains His creation.
Jews (also known as Hebrews) may or may not remain under the Mosaic Law. It is unclear which is the case. Non-Jews (also known as Gentiles) were never under the Mosaic Law and were never placed under the Mosaic Law later. The Disciples of Jesus are under the Law and Rule of Jesus.