Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, by Sacha Stern

By Sacha Stern

This quantity lines the advance of the Jewish calendar from its origins until eventually it reached, within the tenth century CE, its current shape. Drawing on quite a lot of literary, documentary, and epigraphic assets, this is often the 1st complete e-book to were written in this topic. Stern indicates that the Jewish calendar developed in this interval from enormous variety (a number of sunlight and lunar calendars) to harmony. This consolidation of the calendar is one aspect within the unification of Jewish id in later antiquity and the early medieval world.

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