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Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Year
YearThe basic unit of the calendar for the ancient Israelites and other ancient Near Eastern peoples. It was based on the annual cycle of the movement of the sun, moon, and stars, and on the cycle of planting and harvesting crops. The OT does not contain a full calendar for ancient Israel, so one must
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Year
Year (Heb. sˊānâ).† Like all ancient peoples, the ancient Hebrews employed a system to calculate the passage of time, even if they were not capable of modern scientific precision. Although a full statement explaining the Israelite calendar is nowhere presented, the information in the Bible and
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Year
Year, the highest ordinary division of time. Two years were known to, and apparently used by, the Hebrews.1. A year of 360 days appears to have been in use in Noah’s time. 2. The year used by the Hebrews from the time of the exodus may be said to have been then instituted, since a current month, Abib,
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Year
YearHeb. shanah, meaning “repetition” or “revolution” (Gen. 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
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Year
YEAR — the period of time required for the earth to complete a single revolution around the sun. The year of the Hebrew people consisted of 12 months (1 Kin. 4:7; 1 Chr. 27:1–5). These months were based on the changing cycles of the moon. Such a year would contain about 354 days. Periodically a 13th
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
YEAR
YEAR<yer> (שָׁנָה[shanah], Aramaic שְׁנָה[shenah], “a return” (of the sun), like the Greek [ἐνιαυτός, eniautos]; יָמִים[yamim], “days,” is also used for “year,” and the Greek [ἡμέραι, hemerai], corresponds to it (Josh 13:1; Lk 17, 18); [ἔτος, etos], is also employed frequently
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Year
Year. The Hebrew name for year is derived from a root which embodies the idea of change, repetition, recurrence, and is thus descriptive of the annual revolution of the seasons or the periodic changes in the position of the sun relatively to the earth. The Hebrew year was a lunar year of twelve months,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Year
YEAR, yēr (שָׁנָה‎, shānāh, Aram. שְׁנָה‎, shenah, “a return” [of the sun], like the Gr, ἐνιαυτός eniautós; יָמִים‎, yāmīm, “days,” is also used for “year,” and the Gr ἡμέραι, hēmérai, corresponds to it [Josh 13:1; Lk 1:7, 18]; ἔτος, étos, is also employed frequently in the NT; for the difference
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
YEAR
YEAR [שָׁנָהshanah; ἐνιαυτός eniautos, ἔτος etos]. The biblical text does not specify the number of days in the year or a single CALENDAR system. There are three systems used in the biblical texts to refer to the months of the year. One uses Canaanite names, a second uses ordinal numbers, and a
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