By Helen R Jacobus

ISBN-10: 9004284052

ISBN-13: 9789004284050

The traditional mathematical foundation of the Aramaic calendars within the useless Sea Scrolls is analysed during this research. Helen R. Jacobus re-examines an Aramaic zodiac calendar with a thunder divination textual content (4Q318) and the calendar from the Aramaic Astronomical e-book (4Q208 - 4Q209), all from Qumran. Jacobus demonstrates that 4Q318 is an ancestor of the Jewish calendar this day and that it is helping us to appreciate 4Q208 - 4Q209. She argues that those calendars have been taught in antiquity as angelic wisdom defined in 1 Enoch and the Book of Jubilees. The research additionally encompasses Babylonian, Hellenistic, Byzantine astronomy and astrology, and classical and Jewish writings. ultimately, a medieval Hebrew zodiac calendar regarding 4Q318 with an astrological textual content is released right here for the 1st time.

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Talmon, “The Calendar of the Covenanters of the Judean Desert,” in The World of Qumran from Within: Collected Studies, 167. T. 59 (1992): 459. 95 C. Martone, “Some Observations on the New Mishmarot Texts from Qumran,” in The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 445–449. 96 U. Glessmer, “Calendars in the Qumran Scrolls,” in The Dead Sea Scrolls after 50 Years: A Comprehensive Assessment (ed. W. C. R. ” in Qumranica Mogilanensia, vol. 2, part 1 (Kraków: Enigma, 1993), 19–29. 97 Glessmer states that he believes there was a plurality of 364-day calendar traditions that emanated from a “diversity of geographical and organisational situations,” in “Investigation of the Otot-text (4Q319) and Questions about Methodology,” in Methods of Investigation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Khirbet Qumran Site (New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1994), 432.

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Ravid, “The Book of Jubilees and Its Calendar: A Reexamination,” 376–377, 393; J. Ben-Dov, Head of All Years, 16, 60–61. 124 Jaubert, “Le calendrier des Jubilés et de la secte de Qumrân,” 257, 264. 125 For example, Jaubert argued that Noah’s Calendar (Gen 7:11–8:14) fitted the 364-day Jubilees-Qumran calendar, “Le calendrier des Jubilés et de la secte de Qumrân,” 258, 260. Her analysis of the calendar is very close to that of 4QCommentary on Genesis A (4Q252) fragment 1, column i, lines 3b—column ii, line 5, one of most relevant texts for this discourse.

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