Memoirs of Edessa and Other Ancient Syriac Documents
A Note by the Translator. — The following list of the Syrian names of months, in use in the empire and during the era of the Seleucidæ, several of which have been mentioned in these Documents, is taken from CaswiniiCalendariumSyriacum, edited in Arabic and Latin by Volck, 1859. The later Hebrew names also are here added for comparison. It must, however, be noticed that “the years employed intheSyrianCalendar, were, at least after the incarnation, Julian years, composed of Roman months.” (See L’Artdeverifierlesdates: Paris, 1818, tom. i. p. 45.) The correspondence with the Hebrew months, therefore, is not so close as the names would indicate, since these commenced with the new moons, and an intercalary month, Veadar, following their twelfth month Adar, was added.