Course Spotlight: Sabbath Day’s Journey

Used only in Acts 1:12, where it designates the distance from Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives, to which Jesus led His disciples on the day of His ascension. The expression comes from rabbinical usage to indicate the distance a Jew might travel on the Sabbath without transgressing the Law.

What was the limit set—and how did the rabbis travel on the Sabbath?

Course Spotlight From Acts of the Apostles (Unit 1) The Church Begins