Living the Lunar Calendar

Living the Lunar Calendar


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ISBN-13: 9781842174814
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Publication date: 06/15/2012
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Amanda Weiss vii

Introduction Jonathan Ben-Dov Wayne Horowitz John M. Steele 1

Sunday in Mesopotamia Wayne Horowitz 9

Middle Assyrian lunar Calendar and Chronology Yigal Bloch 19

Beyond the Moon: Minoan 'Calendar'-Symbolism in the 'Blue Bird Fresco' Sabine Beckman 63

Early Greek Lunisolar Cycles: The Pythian and Olympic Games Robert Hannah 79

What To Do on the Thirtieth? A Neo-Platonic Interpretation of Hesiod's: Works and Days 765-8 Patrizia Marzillo 95

Why Greek Lunar Months Began A Day Later than Egyptian Lunar Months, Both before First Visibility of the New Crescent Leo Depuydt 119

Lunar Calendars at Qumran? A Comparative and ideological Study Jonathan Ben-Dov 173

Tame and Wild Time in the Qumran and Rabbinic Calendars Ron H. Feldman 191

The Rabbinic New Moon Procedure: Context and Significance Sacha Stern 211

From Observation to Calculation: The Development of the Rabbinic Lunar Calendar Lawrence H. Schiffman 231

The Harmonization of the Lunar Year with the Julian Calendar by Anatolius, Bishop of Laodicea Daniel P. Mc Carthy 245

Between Crucifixion and Calendar Reform: Medieval Christian Perceptions of the Jewish Lunisolar Calendar Carl Phillip Emanuel Nothaft 259

Christian Calendrical Fragments from Turfan Mark Dickens Nicholas Sims-Williams 269

Lunar Tables in Medieval Russia Michael L. Gorodetsky 297

Telling Time with the Moon: An American Overview Stanistaw Iwaniszewski 311

Lunar Ceremonial Planning in the Ancient American Southwest James Walton 331

Adjusting Calculations to the Ideal in the Chinese and Japanese Calendars Susan Tsumura 349

Living with a Lunar Calendar in Mesopotamia and China John M. Steele 373

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