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Ese Ifa Oturah  אשא אףא עתארא

Itumo-ilo-ije (Etymo-lo-jy) of SABBATH

S'abbat, Sabbameta, Ose Abbameta meaning "day of three wishes or three doubts (doubtful day)".  Ancient Yoruba used the day to rest and praise Iyeh Ashe Eledumare instead. Ose Abbameta is a day not suitable for burial so as not to have three burials in that month or year.  Not suitable for going to war, weeping and all negative things in life.  It is a day good for wedding, naming ceremony, house warming and other uplifting celebrations.

Sabbata starts from midnight of Ojo Eti (Friday) meaning "day that is closed, locked" not suitablbe for travelling, marriage or any great activities.

Yoruba are trully ancient omo Ile-Asiri-Ela (Assyria, Syrai, Israel).


Seventh-day Shabbat did not originate with the Egyptians, to whom it was unknown;

[6] and other origin theories based on the day of Saturn, or on the planets generally, have also been abandoned.

[7] The first non-Biblical reference to Sabbath is in an ostracon found in excavations at Mesad Hashavyahu, which is dated 630 BCE.

[8] Connection to Sabbath observance has been suggested in the designation of the seventh, fourteenth, nineteenth, twenty-first and twenty-eight days of a lunar month in an Assyrian religious calendar as a 'holy day', also called ‘evil days’ (meaning "unsuitable" for prohibited activities). The prohibitions on these days, spaced seven days apart, include abstaining from chariot riding, and the avoidance of eating meat by the King. On these days officials were prohibited from various activities and common men were forbidden to "make a wish", and at least the 28th was known as a "rest-day".

Salam S'Abbametta (S'Abbath Salam)