Sabbath

Day's Journey (Exodus xvi. 29; Acts i. 12), with the Jews was not to exceed the distance between the ark and the extreme end of the camp. This was 2,000 cubits, somewhat short of an English mile. (Exodus xvi. 29: Acts i. 12.)

Up to the hill by Hebron, seat of giants old,
No journey of a Sabbath Day, and loaded so.

Milton: Samson Agonistes.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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