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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Year

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Heb. shanah, meaning "repetition" or "revolution" (Genesis 1:14 ; 5:3 ). Among the ancient Egyptians the year consisted of twelve months of thirty days each, with five days added to make it a complete revolution of the earth round the sun. The Jews reckoned the year in two ways, (1) according to a sacred calendar, in which the year began about the time of the vernal equinox, with the month Abib; and (2) according to a civil calendar, in which the year began about the time of the autumnal equinox, with the month Nisan. The month Tisri is now the beginning of the Jewish year.


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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Year'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/y/year.html. 1897.

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