2:28 lord even of the Sabbath. Again (cf. v. 10) Jesus declares His authority as the Son of Man who brings blessings, this time as the Mediator of the Old Testament Law concerning the Sabbath. This claim is made against traditions that had turned the life-promoting fourth commandment (Ex. 20:8–11) into a burden. Since the Sabbath was instituted at creation and not only under Moses, the Lord of the Sabbath is also Lord of creation.