Marianne Luban
Re: Egyptian Leap Year
Mon Dec 3, 2018 11:05
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I accidentally found proof that the Egyptians commemorated a "Hb n psDntiw" at home--although I still have no idea why other than it was the sign of a new month. This was while I was studying the Theban tomb of Puyemre TT39. In the text, Puyemre is suggesting that those bringing ka-offerings to his tomb chapel give him a double portion on the "feast of the new moon.


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It may not have been a major holiday, but obviously it was commemorated so not believed to be unlucky. It was Day 20 that was unlucky for reasons I do not know.

  • Re: Egyptian Leap YearMarianne Luban, Mon Nov 26 11:15
    Joe wrote: "Just my thought on the statement that the day of the battle was the same as the exact day of psḏntyw. This only make sense if the previous day had been the 29th day of the lunar... more
    • Re: Egyptian Leap Year — Marianne Luban, Mon Dec 3 11:05
      • Re: Egyptian Leap YearJoe Baker, Wed Dec 5 00:58
        Hi Marianne So now that you have found an Egyptian day 1 psḏntyw festival, do you still hold that the celebration mentioned at Megiddo was a purely Canaanite celebration? If so bear in mind... more
        • Re: Egyptian Leap YearMarianne Luban, Wed Dec 5 16:13
          Joe Baker: "So now that you have found an Egyptian day 1 psḏntyw festival, do you still hold that the celebration mentioned at Megiddo was a purely Canaanite celebration? If so bear in mind... more
          • Re: Egyptian Leap YearMarianne Luban, Wed Dec 5 16:19
            Actually, to be more precise, (ḫd) means "month"--the course of the phases of the moon.
            • ḥdJoe Baker, Mon Jan 7 06:44
              Hi Marianne Actually, to be more precise, (ḫd) means "month"--the course of the phases of the moon The normal Semitic word for month derives from the root wrḫ , hence Akkadian... more
    • Re: Egyptian Leap YearMarianne Luban, Mon Nov 26 14:45
      Here are the Hebrew months and the number of days they contain: https://www.timeanddate.com/calendar/jewish-calendar.html
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