Item description for Calendar and Community: A History of the Jewish Calendar, 2nd Century BCE to 10th Century CE by Sacha Stern...
This volume traces the development of the Jewish calendar from its origins until it reached, in the 10th century CE, its present form. Drawing on a wide range of literary, documentary, and epigraphic sources, this is the first comprehensive book to have been written on this subject. Stern shows that the Jewish calendar evolved during this period from considerable diversity (a variety of solar and lunar calendars) to unity. This consolidation of the calendar is one element in the unification of Jewish identity in later antiquity and the early medieval world.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.58" Width: 6.16" Height: 0.86" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 2001
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0198270348 ISBN13 9780198270348
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More About Sacha Stern
Sacha Stern has an academic affiliation as follows - University College London The London School of Jewish Studies; and The.