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Re: The lunar or the solar?
I am q uite familliar with the 364 day calendar as well as with the new
year on wednesday. But how was the coordination with the lunar year
done, and was this not contrary to the warnings in Jubilees not to stray
after the moon? Also, what was it necessary for? The problem in the
calendar is the discrepancy with the solar year. what texts tell about
your suggested coordination be tween the two calendars? Sorry if my
questions show ignorance. I beg your indulgence.
On Tue, 17 Sep 1996, Martin Abegg wrote:
> >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