Shabua is a Hebrew word of astonishing historical significance and prophetic relevance, yet its full meaning is virtually unknown even among Bible scholars and theologians. Shabua is not a new idea, it is not a secret, and it is certainly not some sort of hidden code. If there is any mystery at all surrounding the word shabua, it’s why this important biblical concept has been overlooked for so long! Used repeatedly in the Bible to mark time, shabua is translated as either “week” or “seven,” but neither word adequately conveys its complete and intended meaning.
Shabua Days is the first in a series of books designed to create an awareness of the way shabua is used for biblical timing—past, present, and future. The significance and relevance of understanding a biblical shabua cannot be overstated. Thus one goal of Shabua Days is to thoroughly define shabua and then demonstrate the way in which the Bible repeatedly uses it for short-term timing, in this case referring to a period of days. Recognizing in a shabua of days the relationship between history and prophecy, Judaism and Christianity, and the Old and the New Testaments, numerous examples demonstrate the way these are linked by both substance and timing.
Shabua Days will also shed new light on a wide range of topics about which a great diversity of opinion currently exists among Bible scholars and theologians. One of those topics is Creation. If God indeed created all that exists, the length of time it took Him to do so might seem irrelevant… until we see that the timeframe of Creation is the inaugural shabua of days, thereby setting the precedent for every subsequent shabua. Also, since any discussion regarding “the beginning” is incomplete without an examination of both the Big Bang and evolution, considerable time and attention are devoted to each of those secular theories prior to a close look at what the Bible teaches.