Time, Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition

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Sacha Stern, Charles Burnett
BRILL, Nov 7, 2013 - Science - 388 pages
Time Astronomy, and Calendars in the Jewish Tradition, edited by Sacha Stern and Charles Burnett, presents a wide selection of original research in the multi-disciplinary field of astronomy and calendars, from Antiquity to the late Middle Ages.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 A Jewish Parapegma? Reading 1 Enoch 82 in Roman Egypt
1
Astronomical and Cosmological Aspects in the Rabbinic New Moon Procedure
27
Chapter 3 Cosmology as Science or Cosmology as Theology? Reflections on the Astronomical Chapters of Pirke DeRabbi Eliezer
41
Chapter 4 Some Early Islamic and Christian Sources Regarding the Jewish Calendar 9th11th centuries
65
Reconstructing the Manuscripts and their Transmission History
79
The Cases of Abraham bar Hiyya and Jacob bar Samson
97
Chapter 7 Scribal Prerogative in Modifying Calendrical Tables
113
Chapter 8 Astronomical Tables of Abraham bar Hiyya
155
Its Purpose and Novelty
209
Where Why How and What For?
221
Chapter 11 Some Hygiene and Dietary Calendars in Hebrew Manuscripts from Medieval Ashkenaz
273
A Late Medieval Latin School Text on the Jewish Calendar
327
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