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

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Appendix

The exilarch's letter of 835/6 ce, from the Cairo Geniza (TS 8 G7 1), was first published by Mann in 1922. 1 All subsequent studies relied entirely on Mann's edition. 2 Because of its importance for the history of the rabbinic calendar, I offer below a new transcription of the document, with, for the first time, an English translation. Mann's transcription was unfortunately marred by errors, which have been corrected here (as indicated in the footnotes). Most of Mann's conjectural reconstructions, however, have been retained (in square brackets). I include photographs of the document which, to my knowledge, have been published only once before. 3


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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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