Calendar and Chronology, Jewish and Christian: Biblical, Intertestamental and Patristic Studies
This book deals with various challenging problems in Jewish and early Christian thought and practice, within the general areas of the calendar and chronology. New problems are tackled, and old problems are reconsidered. The new problems are intertestamental, and include the Qumran calendar, the stages in the development of Judaism between the Testaments, and the various chronologies used in early Judaism to measure past and future time. These chapters are mainly of Jewish interest, though the last-mentioned has a Christian bearing also, centring as it does on messianic expectation. The old problems all have a Christian bearing, and are biblical or patristic, though illustrated here by intertestamental evidence. They include the relationship between the Sabbath and Sunday, the date of the crucifixion, the origin of Easter and Whitsun, and the date of Christmas. This publication has also been published in hardback (no longer available).
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ITS DIVISIONS AND ITS LIMITS IN BIBLICAL TIMES l
THE SABBATH AND SUNDAY
THE ORIGIN OF THE CHURCHS
THE DATE OF CHRISTMAS AND THE COURSES OF THE PRIESTS
THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
THE COURSES OF THE LEVITES
THE ERA OF SEPARATION TO THE LAW EZRA AND THE SCRIBES
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