Jacob Ben Avraham. I am quite amazed that neither Jews nor almost no Christians grasp the story line of the Old Testament. The STORY is about:
The Civil-Military-Priestly Class whom God abandoned to "worship the starry host" and sentenced them to captivity and death with only a small remnant left.
The Godly tribes attended "synagogue" as A School of the Word. This happened before Genesis 49 was written.
This was identical to most nations which had a Civil-Military Government most often repudiated by the Spiritual such as the Prophets. Why would anyone make a RELIGION out of English colonialism and refuse to be FREED from the laded burden and the burden laders.
The SABBATH was not Saturday Worship but REST from the pagan religions who made the people WORK on the Sabbath while the Priests, singers, instrumentalists, sorcerers, cooks and prostitutes RESTED.
Modern christianism is patterned after Catholicism as a Civil Oppresive institution and refuse to let the people REST. There was never a Jewish WORSHIP DAY among the godly. Sabbath meant to REST after working six days and be REFRESHED often by listening to the Word being Read and Discussed.
Ancient and modern Judaism is based on the rule of the tribe of LEVI but the PROPHETS repudiated them as being robbers and enslavers "BECAUSE OF OUR SINS."
Neh. 9:34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers,
kept thy law, nor hearkened unto thy commandments and thy testimonies,
wherewith thou didst testify against them.
Neh. 9:35 For they have not served thee in their kingdom,
and in thy great goodness that thou gavest them,
and in the large and fat land which thou gavest before them,
neither turned they from their wicked works.
Neh. 9:36 Behold, we are servants this day,
and for the land that thou gavest unto our fathers
to eat the fruit thereof and the good thereof,
behold, we are servants in it:
Neh. 9:37 And it yieldeth much increase
unto the kings whom thou hast set over us because of our sins:
also they have dominion over our bodies, and over our cattle, at their pleasure, and we are in great distress