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Re: The lunar or the solar?
>The proper date for a holiday is determined by the date on a calendar .
>According to the sect at Q., what would the y in the DSS consider the correct
>date for the High Holidays? Would they use the lunar or solar calendar?
>Steve Abramowitz, JD NYU
They used a solar calendar of 364 days, beginning at the vernal equinox,
always on a Wednesday. They did, however, synchronize a lunar cycle whereby
every three years the lunar and solar calendars would conjoin on the first
day of the year--probably a full moon although some (modern interpreters)
hold out for the opposite. Thus for every 36 solar months there were 37
Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Institute
Trinity Western University