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Book review of Judging the Sabbath : discovering what can't be found in Colossians 2:16
(2009)
  • P. Gerard Damsteegt, Andrews University
Abstract
Colossians 2:16 has been interpreted by the vast majority of scholars as evidence that
the seventh-day Sabbath has been abolished and is no longer a day Christians need to
observe. Sabbatarians, however, see this text as referring to the Old Testament
ceremonial sabbaths that Christians are no more obliged to keep — not to the seventh
day Sabbath. The author of Judging the Sabbath critically analyzes the “anti-Sabbatarian
apologetics.” (viii) He supports his conclusions through an extensive analysis of the
terms ”festival,” “new moon,” and “sabbath” with helpful diagrams. Four extensive
appendices provide a wealth of data from his research, again arranged in diagrams. An
index of authors and texts concludes the book.
Keywords
  • Sabbath
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
P. Gerard Damsteegt. "Book review of Judging the Sabbath : discovering what can't be found in Colossians 2:16" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/p_gerard_damsteegt/10/