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Re: The lunar or the solar?

>The proper date for a holiday is determined by the date on a calendar .
>According to the sect at Q., what would the y in the DSS consider the correct
>date for the High Holidays?  Would they use the lunar or solar calendar?
>Steve Abramowitz, JD NYU


They used a solar calendar of 364 days, beginning at the vernal equinox,
always on a Wednesday. They did, however, synchronize a lunar cycle whereby
every three years the lunar and solar calendars would conjoin on the first
day of the year--probably a full moon although some (modern interpreters)
hold out for the opposite. Thus for every 36 solar months there were 37
lunar months.


Martin Abegg
Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
Trinity Western University