As you begin to study Hebrew, especially the alphabet, God has placed a corresponding meaning per letter. In this case, we are talking about the Hebrew letter zayin. The 7th letter of the Hebrew alphabet, its root meaning, can be a bit deceiving. Zayin means sword or a sharp weapon. Many have compared it to a battleax or a sickle for a harvest. The mystery is found in the root, meaning sustenance as in food and the harvest. The Hebrew word mazon, מזון which means food, is found in the word, nourishment.
Shabbat is the foundation for the Observant Jewish Orthodoxy’s life and has been for millennia. Not only is Shabbat a Mitzva (commandment) to celebrate with rest and in peace, but would it surprise you if I were to tell you that without Shabbat, WE COULD NOT HAVE THE FEASTS?
Therefore, as we look at the word and the scripture context, we find something much more profound and affecting in its totality. The Sabbath is not only about a set time for rest and peace.