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[Calendar of significant days and New Moons, (Hebrew) 4924] : manuscript.

Publication:
[Orient], 1163 or 1164]
Format/Description:
Book
2 fols. : non-consecutive; fol. 1 nearly complete; fol. 2 torn in lower corners, erasures on verso.
Paper 14.1 X 9.9 cm material applied: black ink ruling method: columns: 1 lines: 11-12.
Subjects:
Religious calendars -- Judaism.
Astronomy in rabbinical literature -- Early works to 1800.
Language:
Judeo-Arabic. Hebrew Oriental semi-cursive.
Notes:
Fol. 1 is the first folio of this booklet. Its recto bore only the title referring to the year by its cyclical title "the third year of cycle 260". The remaining empty space has a secondary inscription, a writing exercise in a rough square hand with many mistakes, probably that of a child. The content starts on the verso, by introducing the year by its number according to the count to Creation, Seleucid, and to the Destruction of the Temple; fol. 2 covers the months of Nissan-Av, the rest is obliterated. The calendar lists the day of the week of each New Moon sighting (molad), holidays and fasts. The time of the equinox is also provided.
Online version available.
Penn Provenance:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Cairo Genizah Collection (Dropsie College. Library).
Amram.
Cited in:
Halper, no. 477
IMHM, no. F38400
Contributor:
Cairo Genizah Collection (University of Pennsylvania. Center for Advanced Judaic Studies. Library).
Contained In:
Cairo Genizah Collection
OCLC:
249591897
Status/Location:
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