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Unifying Elements Of The 364-Day Calendar

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This chapter considers three concepts of the calendar tradition, from its earliest embodiment in Anchor Bible (AB) to the latest texts in the Qumran compositions. Such a synchronic survey of the data provides an all-encompassing view of the entire Jewish 364-day tradition. 1 Enoch 82:9?20 is recognized as a key text for understanding the conception of Time and its hierarchy within the parameters of the Jewish 364-day Calendar Tradition (364DCT). This passage, as well as other portions of AB, is explored in the chapter to clarify how these concepts extended into later calendrical texts in the Pseudepigraphal and Qumran literature. The elements discussed in the chapter are: the turn of the seasons; the tension between a 360-day and a 364-day year; and the septenary principle of reckoning time. As the septenary principle is central to the 364DCT, the chapter examines where it was used and to what extent.

Keywords: 1 Enoch; Anchor Bible (AB); Jewish 364-day Calendar Tradition (364DCT); Pseudepigraphal literature; Qumran; septenary principle



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