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by Ged
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Books of Enoch
Replies: 6
Views: 7469

Re: The Books of Enoch

DCHindley wrote: There might be something newer out since 1985, I am just not immediately aware of it.

Happy hunting!
Sorry for coming in late DCH. I’ve got a translation by Joseph Lumpkin (2010) which seems pretty good. Not that I’m a canonical fan.
by Ged
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Calendar Video
Replies: 0
Views: 3798

Ancient Calendar Video

Hi, its been a while since I broached my topic concerning ancient calendar astronomy mentioned in the Bible. Latest is a short video that I’m posting for anyone interested in the subject. It’s about a ’50-year’ festival, akin to our century celebrations, except that it was tied into the old Hebrew r...
by Ged
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 41461

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

Slight misunderstanding here Ethan. :eh: You're referencing the count of 50 days that occurred every year from Passover to Pentecost. I'm discussing the Sabbatical years mentioned in chapter 25.
by Ged
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 41461

Re: Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal Hidden Calendar

The only confusion I have right now is whether God considers Aviv the first month, or tishrei the first month. This is so important because where does the Enoch calendar actually begin? Hi Halochem. Abib (Aviv) was the 1st month throughout the Old Testament except for a rare Jubilee year that start...
by Ged
Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 41461

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

One more thing I would like to add to this topic, that might be of interest to some here. Concerning the 1st day of Tishri, yes, it was the New Year start of an exceptional 50th year in the original Hebrew calendar. (Leviticus 25:8-10) But it also seems to have been a reference point for yet another...
by Ged
Sat Oct 21, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why Jesus descended ''in the 15° year of Tiberius'' ?
Replies: 13
Views: 6190

Re: Why Jesus descended ''in the 15° year of Tiberius'' ?

Tertulians 12th year is the same as Marcions 15th year when we realise that Marcion (and Luke) were counting from the coregency date. AD 26 is a better fit with other historical data too.
by Ged
Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: 4Q124 new reading
Replies: 2
Views: 4427

Re: 4Q124 new reading

Peter Kirby wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:00 am
So the wife makes the crucial discovery and doesn’t merit a mention by name?
Its a Jewish thang. :silenced:
by Ged
Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Atonement Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 4705

Re: The Atonement Clock

Yes, I am aware. Apart from minor differences the Jews and Samaritans followed the same cycle. I found Jewish writings contained the most chronological information. However, one snippet of Samaritan history showed its sabbath on the same year as their Jewish counterparts. In 332 BC they requested Al...
by Ged
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: The Atonement Clock
Replies: 3
Views: 4705

The Atonement Clock

In 1859 a Jewish scholar, Benedict Zuckermann published a table of sabbatical years in ancient times. He based his conclusions on a variety of sources such as the book of Maccabees and Josephus. In one example he cites an exemption Alexander the Great granted Jews concerning payment of tax every sev...
by Ged
Tue May 23, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: New Testament Apocrypha Question
Replies: 4
Views: 3227

Re: New Testament Apocrypha Question

Most is of no value for me because it is to late to carry historicity, the Pauline text and gospel text carry the most value for the origins of Christianity, and it is very very weak as it is, let alone later writing by people even further removed from any events. The value of these later text is i...