Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, Second Century Bce-Tenth Century Ce

Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, Second Century Bce-Tenth Century Ce

Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, Second Century Bce-Tenth Century Ce

Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, Second Century Bce-Tenth Century Ce

Synopsis

This book traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origin until it reached, in the tenth century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of sources - literary, documentary and epigraphic; Jewish, Graeco-Roman and Christian - this is the first comprehensive book to have been written on this subject. The unification of the calendar is seen as an element in the unification of Jewish identity.
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