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by Ged
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did no New Testament books mention AD70?
Replies: 64
Views: 14724

Re: Why did no New Testament books mention AD70?

There doesn't appear to be anything special about describing the destruction or not. Josephus clearly does so, but in general, where do we find descriptions of the destruction of the temple in Christian literature outside of the NT? There are some, after several decades, but it's far from consisten...
by Ged
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Why did no New Testament books mention AD70?
Replies: 64
Views: 14724

Why did no New Testament books mention AD70?

My full question is; which of the New Testament books were written after AD70? Assuming there are several, why did none of them mention the 'earth-shattering' events of AD70? The destruction of the temple by Rome fulfilled one of Jesus' own prophecies (Matt. 24:1-3) and its theological significance ...
by Ged
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

One of the things I have to admit is that the Essenes (or Essenic sect) were using a 364-day calendar from about 200 BC to 70 AD. They would have had to intercalate during that time span somehow! So, they may well have done something like you are proposing. Ive got a book called, 'Calendar and Chron...
by Ged
Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

The second column states the number of days difference between 365.24... day calendar and the 364 day calendar, and for the mathematically challenged among us (me) the 3rd column states the same thing as the number of mean solar months (30.333333 days). So, anything close to 2.00 is "two" of said a...
by Ged
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

I used the BC and AM side by side out of deference to Jewish readers. I am conscious that Jews may get annoyed with Christians who come across as thinking they know more about pre-Christian history of Israel than they do. If I was a Jew it would irritate me, so by using their calendar I hope at leas...
by Ged
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

Im following down your 'Solar Diff' column, and I can see how the Metonic adds 7 months over 19 years, and how I add 18 months over 49 years. However Im a bit lost at your "2 intercalated SS mos in 48 or 49 years"
by Ged
Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

Ged, I was misunderstanding where you were coming from with the calendar. So, if my take from an initial skim of the paper is correct, you think you have come up with the manner by which a 364 day calendar was kept in tune with the seasons. The paper has been downloaded & I will take a closer look ...
by Ged
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Re: Ancient Hebrew Calendar

That's me done :goodmorning: but we can discuss some more if you like.

Full paper submitted here:

Related video on Jubilee year:
by Ged
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

The Fiftieth Year

This brings us to the second synchronisation. In addition to the 'week', the Bible reveals a 49-year Sabbatic cycle starting New Year, 1st of Abib, following the previous block of forty-nine. They would have intercalated months as explained using the short cycle, until it reached the 7th month of th...
by Ged
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Jewish Texts and History
Topic: Ancient Hebrew Calendar
Replies: 35
Views: 46629

Placement of Intercalary Months

When seven ‘weeks’ as described are spread over one Jubilee, a pattern of eighteen intercalary months appears that can be repeated indefinitely in each subsequent Jubilee cycle. Please examine the next diagram showing fifty years divided into blocks of seven. The seventh year (Sabbath) is indicated ...