The Book of Jubilees: The Torah Calendar eBook - Book - Page 45
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what the Bible says. It is sometimes difficult to believe we live in such era. We are
supposed to be advanced yet the Dark Ages regarding Bible knowledge continue.
Jubilees will shine a light on this and expose these logical fallacies.
No Pleasure on the Sabbath (Jub. 2:2)
Jubilees records there is to be no pleasure on the Sabbath including relations
with one’s spouse. This sends some especially Rabbinic Judaism and Messianics
into an uproar because they do not wish to hear this. Some Rabbi once said one
receives a double blessing for such actions yet that does not originate in the Bible.
There lies the rub. When a doctrine does not originate in the Bible, it will be
exposed. If one claims we should abolish Jubilees for this reason, then they must
be consistent and throw out Isaiah with it and that would be insane.
Isaiah 58:13 KJV
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day;
and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour
him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine
Of course, search hard enough and one will find a blog, video or article that will
tell us Isaiah didn’t mean that kind of pleasure yet he certainly did. The point is
to make the Sabbath the delight for one day a week and not your own person in
ANY sense. That’s crystal and no one gets to change Isaiah just because it does not
suit their doctrine of men. This is the state of modern scholarship however. We
are spending far too much time in the doctrines of men and far too little reading
the Word for what it really says. Jubilees not only clarifies the Torah view on this
but you can see Isaiah’s view originates specifically in the Book of Jubilees. This is
not an addition or we must all abolish Isaiah with it and that would be nonsense.
Isaiah, the Levite priest, read and applied Jubilees as his family descendants at
Qumran (Bethabara) did – as Torah.
Then, some of the same sources will actually say with a straight face, Sabbath is
a happy day thus Isaiah could not have meant we are not allowed to have pleasure
on the very day we are supposed to be happy. That is the foolish reason of a
cynic really clinging to their view not one actually interested in logic. Isaiah says
we are not to seek our OWN pleasure. Sabbath is about Him and His pleasure.
Does that please us? Anyone keeping the Sabbath would tell you it is a delight but
wait, that is exactly what Isaiah said isn’t it. Therefore, they are accusing Isaiah of
being confused by his own statement when this is not fuzzy at all. Yes,