This is a podcast with Yoel Halevi from Hebrew in Israel, where we discuss the validity of the calendars in Israel. Is the Enoch calendar valid or did the current community had any legal authority to establish a calendar?

Resources: 

Abbeg, Martin G., Jr., Cook, Edward M., and Wise, Michael Owen, The Dead Sea scrolls: A New Translation 1999 San Francisco: Harper, SanFrancisco 1999.

Baumgarten, Albert I., The Flourishing of Jewish Sects in the Maccabean Era: An Interpretation, (Supplements to the Journal of the Study of Judaism 55), Brill: Leiden, 1997.

Ben Dov, Jonatan, Head of all years: astronomy and calendars at Qumran in their ancient context, Leiden: Brill 2008.

  • “The 364-Day in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish Pseudepigrapha”, In The Qumran Scrolls and Their World, Kister M. (ed.), Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Tzvi, 2009, pp.435-476.

Black M. in consolation with James C. VanderKam, The Book of Enoch or 1 Enoch: A New English Edition with Commentary and Textual Notes, Leiden: Brill, 1985.

Flusser, David, Yadin Azzan, Judaism of the Second Temple Period: Qumran and Apocalypticism Vol.1, Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 2004.

  • Judaism of the Second Temple Period: Sages and Literature Vol.2, Eerdmans: Grand Rapids, 2004.
  • Jesus, Magness Press: Jerusalem, 2001. 

Nickelsburg, George W.E., VanderKam, James C., 1 Enoch: The Hermeneia Translation, Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 2012.

VanderKam, James C., Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time (The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls), Routledge: Milton Park, 1998.

-              Jubilees: The Hermeneia Translation, Fortress Press: Minneapolis, 2020.

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