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Happy New Year 7516
« on: September 14, 2008, 01:47:54 PM »
Happy New Year 7516 to those celebrating today ;)
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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 07:46:48 AM »
This is the first time I have seen the church years numbered. Can you explain how the numbering was determined?

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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 09:19:23 AM »
This is the first time I have seen the church years numbered. Can you explain how the numbering was determined?

Thanks, Jim

It is numbered from the creation of Adam & Eve and the giving of the first covenant.
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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 09:43:30 AM »
Unless your Jewish, in which case it's 5769
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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 12:09:32 PM »
This is the first time I have seen the church years numbered. Can you explain how the numbering was determined?

Thanks, Jim

It is numbered from the creation of Adam & Eve and the giving of the first covenant.

Thank you, but I'm going to be a bit of a pest here to prod for more details. Since I haven't heard about the numbering scheme before, who did the figuring (and how) to arrive at that number? I am aware of the Anglican Archbishop James Ussher's chronology and know that this isn't it.

Jim

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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 12:30:59 PM »
Unless your Jewish, in which case it's 5769

But we aren't, so it isn't.
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Re: Happy New Year 7517
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 12:32:38 PM »
This is the first time I have seen the church years numbered. Can you explain how the numbering was determined?

Thanks, Jim

It is numbered from the creation of Adam & Eve and the giving of the first covenant.

Thank you, but I'm going to be a bit of a pest here to prod for more details. Since I haven't heard about the numbering scheme before, who did the figuring (and how) to arrive at that number? I am aware of the Anglican Archbishop James Ussher's chronology and know that this isn't it.

Jim
It was calculated from the chronology from the creation of Adam in the Bible. Orthodox Byzantium used these years I believe.
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