On the Origin of Weeks and Sabbaths

On the Origin of Weeks and Sabbaths

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ALL over the world we find that peoples who are low in the scale of civilization reckon time by moons. In some cases a moon is the sole measure of time; in others a lunar year, composed of a certain number of moons, has been evolved; but the solar year only appears to come into use when some progress in civilization has been made. The most primitive method of measuring time, that which is found among all savages at the present day, is to count by moons, the recurrence of the moon at regular and short intervals of time affording a natural and easy mode of reckoning its lapse. A moon, or month, is reckoned from the first appearance of a new moon, and as the moon is chiefly visible by night, so it is by nights rather than by days that a moon is computed. In other words, time is measured by moons and nights.show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 2mm | 45g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514797771
  • 9781514797778