Elements of the Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars

Elements of the Jewish and Muhammadan Calendars

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...the days which are celebrated as Festivals, or semi-festivals, upon which it is forbidden to Fast. In this connection Ewald says: i " The title of the work should be ' List of the Festivals'; but a late anonymous elucidator designated it ' Book of Fasts, ' because be appended to it of his own accord a list of the numerous Fast days to which the Rabbis in the Middle Ages had given the force of law; besides, in the Hishna, Ta'anith iv. 4 sqq., an enumeration of the Festival days was really begun. The author of the little Festival book is described by the interpreter at the close of his work as the Actes du onzieme congres International des Orientalistes; Quatrii-me Section, 1897, pp. 199-259. 1 " Essai sur l'histoi1'e de la Palestine," p. 439. "History of Israel," vol. v., f.n. 8, p. 381. ' School of Eleazar, son of Haninah, son of Hezekiah, son of Garon.' " M. Schwab says: " Or rather, as is well expressed elsewhere, the ancient Doctors, disciples of Schammai and of Hillel, wrote it in the chamber of Eleazar when they went to visit him." Ewald continues: " This very uncertain expression is to some extent appropriate, for the work could not have been completed in its ultimate form till the time of the Roman wars, for some of its festivals are actually derived from them. But even this late and unhistorical interpreter, who probably did not write till the time of Islam, had still an obscure feeling that the book first arose in the Asmonean-Greek age, and looks there for an explanation of everything which he could not explain from the Old Testament." It was at the house of the Eleazar here mentioned that meetings were held, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123684436X
  • 9781236844361