Invention of names to the weeks

There was a time in the early history of man when the days had no names!! The reason was quite simple. Men had not invented the week. In those days, the only division of times was the month, and there were too many days in the month for each of them to have a separate name.But when men began to build cities, they wanted to have a special day on which to trade, market day. Some times these market days were fixed at every tenth day, sometimes every seventh or every fifth day. On this day didn’t work but met for trade and religious festivals.The jews Followed their example but kept every seventh day for religious purposes. In this way, the week came into existence. It was the space between market days. The Jews gave each of the seven days a name, but it was really a number after the sabbat day (Saturday).for example ,Wednesday was called fourth day( four days after Saturday).When the Egyptians adopted the seven days week, they named the days after five planets, the sun and the moon. The romans used the Egyptian names for their days of the week: the days of the sun , the moon,of the planet mars, of the mercury ,of the Jupiter, of the venus, and of the Saturn.

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