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  1. #1 The early history of the nations 
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    The early history of the nations

    If we start from the beginning of Genesis, we can find the seven-day week; in other words the story of creation, because in this period of time God created everything.

    It is significant to note that this system of the seven-day week is familiar to all nations from very ancient times. It had already appeared for thousands of years globally and so it is difficult to explain its origin in any other way than that it is an inheritance from common ancestries:



    "We can find information on the seven-day week from very ancient times to be in the knowledge of all nations - including Ethiopians, Arabs, Indians –all nations in the East have at all times used this seven-day week, which is difficult to explain without admitting that this information has been received from the common ancestors of mankind .” (4)


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    Much of our system of time originates with the Babylonians whose base 60 mathematics is responsible for our system of second, minutes and hours of the day. Both the Babylonians and ancient Hindu culture seemed to have used the seven day week.

    But there are record of civilizations using weeks of different lengths according to Wikipedia which also says that the name for week in these cultures is usually associated with the idea of a market day when people would gather for trading.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PetriFB
    It is significant to note that this system of the seven-day week is familiar to all nations from very ancient times.
    If only it were true, which it is not. China, for example, did not have a 7 day week in ancient times. Neither many African societies.
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    Even if it were so, is it because some influential philosopher decreed it the best solution, and others followed, and eventually people used this idea on their concept of God as well?

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