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

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Contents
Abbreviations xv
1 Solar and lunar calendars 1
1.1 From biblical origins to the end of the Roman period: the rise of the lunar calendar 2
1.1.1 Biblical sources 2
1.1.2 The Hellenistic and Hasmonaean periods 3
1.1.3 Ethiopic Enoch5
1.1.4 Slavonic Enoch9
1.1.5 Jubilees10
1.1.6 Qumran sources: the calendars 11
1.1.7 Qumran sources and calendrical practice 14
1.1.8 Qumran calendars and sectarianism 16
1.1.9 The first century ce and beyond: the end of the solar calendar 18
1.1.10 Philo of Alexandria 21
1.1.11 Josephus 22
1.1.12 Second to sixth centuries ce: literary sources 23
1.1.13 First to sixth centuries ce: inscriptions and documents 24
1.2 Jewish and non-Jewish calendars 25
1.2.1 The 'Jewish' calendar 25
1.2.2 Persian, Seleucid and Hasmonaean periods 27
1.2.3 Ptolemaic and early Roman Egypt 32
1.2.4 Josephus: calendars in early Roman Judaea 34
1.2.5 Babatha's archive: the spread of the solar calendar 38
1.2.6 The Jewish calendar in the Roman Empire 42
2 The intercalation 47
2.1 Introduction 47
2.1.1 The procedure of intercalation 47
2.1.2 The 'limits' of lunisolar synchronization 48
2.1.3 The evidence 49
2.2 The early period: Enoch, Qumran, and other sources 49

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Calendar and Community iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents xi
  • Abbreviations xv
  • 1: Solar and Lunar Calendars 1
  • 2: The Intercalation 47
  • 3: The New Moon 99
  • 4: The Rabbinic Calendar 155
  • 5: Calendar and Community 211
  • Appendix 277
  • References 285
  • Index 303
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