Hello, in the Priestly Source, after descending Mount Sinai after his meeting with Yahweh,
Exodus 35:1 Moses gathered the entire community of Israelites and said to them, “these are the things that Yahweh commanded you to do: 2 For six days physical labor can be done, but on the seventh day you will have a sacred cessation, a cessation for Yahweh; anyone who does physical labor on it will be put to death. 3 You cannot burn a fire in any of your settlements on the day of cessation.
My question is regarding 35:3 ‘You cannot burn a fire in any of your settlements on the day of cessation’. This is never commanded by Yahweh. Why is this here and what is the meaning of this? Is kindling fire considered labor and Moses just included it as an example of what should not be done? But kindling fire is not considered labor in any other tradition from this time. Is it considered labor now in Judaism?