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Karl Palmen

Dear Aristeo and Calendar People


The Egyptian ‘solar’ calendar is a simple 365-day calendar that can be used anywhere.


I’ve been thinking about the Egyptian Calendar and have thought that the farmers by the Nile may have used a variation of this calendar, which has its new year at the start of the flooding of the Nile. Perhaps Aristeo is referring to this calendar, which cannot be used away from the Nile. This would explain why the farmers objected to the reform of adding a 366th day once every 4 years.


Another possibility is that the farmers simply placed the dates for agricultural activities a fixed number of days after the start of the flooding of the Nile in the 365-day calendar.




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From: East Carolina University Calendar discussion List [mailto:[hidden email]] On Behalf Of Aristeo Fernando
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Dear Karl and Calendar People,

This came from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Volume 15, page 465:
"After the conquest of Jerusalem (587 BC), the Babylonians introduced their cyclic calendar (see above Babylonian calendars) and the reckoning of their regnal years from Nisanu 1, about the spring equinox.  The Jews now had a finite calendar year with a New Year's day, and they adopted the Babylonian month names, which they continue to use."

Egypt had at least two kinds of calendars from where the children of Israel came out: a solar calendar with 365 days per year for civil usage, and a lunar calendar for religious usage.  The Jews cannot use the solar calendar because they are faraway from the Nile River.  They adopted the lunar calendar because the festivals were religious in nature and the moon was unobstructed in the Sinai Peninsula.

For 480 years, their reckoning was their Exodus from Egypt (1 Kings 6:1).  How come that their epoch now is anno mundi?

Aristeo Canlas Fernando, Peace Crusader and Echo of the Holy Spirit
Motto: pro aris et focis (for the sake of, or defense of, religion and home) and
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