Church Fathers: Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume 8: 8.07.06 Ancient Syriac Documents - Syriac Calendar

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Church Fathers: Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume 8: 8.07.06 Ancient Syriac Documents - Syriac Calendar



TOPIC: Ante-Nicene Fathers Volume 8 (Other Topics in this Collection)
SUBJECT: 8.07.06 Ancient Syriac Documents - Syriac Calendar

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Memoirs of Edessa and Other Ancient Syriac Documents

Syriac Calendar.

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 Caswinii Calendarium Syriacum, 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 in the Syrian Calendar, were, at least after the incarnation, Julian years, composed of Roman months.” (See L’Art de verifier les dates: 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.



Month Syrian Hebrew October Tishri prior Tishri or Ethanim November Tishri posterior Bull or Marcheshvan December Canun prior Chisleu January Canun posterior Tebeth February Shubat Shebat March Adar Adar April Nisan Nisan May Ajar Zif or Iyar June Chaziran Sivan July Tamuz Tammuz August Ab Ab September Elul Elul
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