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This front matter section of the book Time, Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition contains the table of contents, notes on contributors, and preface. The inextricable relationship between astronomy and calendars can be continuously traced, in the context of Jewish tradition, throughout the ancient and medieval periods. 'Parapegma' gradually became a common designation for texts and instruments that correlated calendar dates with the risings of fixed stars and with the weather phenomena occurring on these dates, and they came to be known as devices for weather prediction. Alongside the parapegmata that took the shape of real objects, a tradition of literary parapegmata developed.

Keywords: astronomy; Jewish tradition; literary parapegmata



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