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Questions about calendars. The Jewish calendar is a lunisolar calendar that determines the dates of Jewish festivals.

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Why did the Hebrews not create their own calendar system instead of copying the pagan Babylonians'? I find it interesting that they use a pagan calendar which often honours pagan gods. Why is this … permitted? A source for the claim that the Babylonian months honored pagan gods: Tamuz - Hebrew Month The name of the month was adopted from the Assyrian-Babylonian calendar, in which the month was named after one of the main Mesopotamian gods, Tammuz. This is referred to in Ezekiel 8:14. …
asked Sep 27 '11 by roman.geroski34