Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique)

Ori Pomerantz ((no email))
16 Jul 1995 12:02:11 GMT (Whittet) wrote:
>Didn't the Jews get their calender from Moses? I seem to reccolect
>something about his brother Aaron having been a priest in Egypt.
>Unlike your description of the Jews the Egyptians were known
>to be into astronomical observations and to have something of a
>reputation for accuracy in measures.

No, the Egyptian calendar is only solar. The Jews probably got their
calendar from Mesophotemia (sp), because of it's lunar nature. Besides, the
exact calendar was decided long after the period of the Bible, up to then they
used astronomic observations (which had to be done in Israel and transmitted
via fire posts).