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Did Christ and the Apostles follow the Julian calendar?


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#1 Algernon

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 01:44 AM

Just curious.

 

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#2 Kosta

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 05:10 AM

No....

The apostles when they went out to preach in the gentile Roman world may have utilized it depending on the area they visited. In Rome you would do as the Romans and use it. Each region had their own calendars to keep track of their festivals. Athens used a lunar calendar for their holidays and then another lunar calendar for civil administrative use, the julian slowly eclipsed them.

Heck St Athanasios still used the Egyptian calendar in calculating Pascha. Meaning the Alexandrian church was not using the julian, although the julian is a romanized version of the egyptian solar calendar.

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:08 AM

Thank you. I assumed Christ and His Apostles used the Jewish calendar, but I wasn't sure.



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 11:58 AM

Yes, Jesus and his disciples used the jewish calendar. Paul who was a roman citizen from Tarsus probably used the julian for civil affairs, etc.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:20 AM

Paul gives a calendar date in 1 Corinthians 16.8, and it is in the Jewish calendar:  He writes, "I will stay in Ephesus until Pentecost."

 

The calendar dates in the book of Acts are also Jewish calendar dates:

 

"The day of Pentecost had come" (2.1)

"This was during the days of Unleavened Bread" (12.3)

"We sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread" (20.6)

"The voyage was already dangerous because the fast [i.e. Yom Kippur] had already gone by."  (27.9)






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