Year

“Heb. shanah, meaning “repetition” or “revolution” (Gen. 1:14;” 5:3). Among the ancient Egyptians the year consisted of twelve “months of thirty days each, with five days added to make it a” complete revolution of the earth round the sun. The Jews “reckoned the year in two ways, (1) according to a sacred” “calendar, in which the year began about the time of the vernal” “equinox, with the month Abib; and (2) according to a civil” “calendar, in which the year began about the time of the autumnal” “equinox, with the month Nisan. The month Tisri is now the” beginning of the Jewish year.

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