Home| Letters| Links| RSS| About Us| Contact Us

On the Frontline

What's New

Table of Contents

Index of Authors

Index of Titles

Index of Letters

Mailing List

subscribe to our mailing list:


Critique of Intelligent Design

Evolution vs. Creationism

The Art of ID Stuntmen

Faith vs Reason

Anthropic Principle

Autopsy of the Bible code

Science and Religion

Historical Notes


Serious Notions with a Smile


Letter Serial Correlation

Mark Perakh's Web Site


[Write a Reply] [Letters Index]

Title Author Date
Gezer Calendar Zeligman, Naftali Dec 14, 2005
Dear Sir/Madam--

You are correct that the translation of "kl" as "feasting" is problematic, and "measuring" may be involved. Still, the Gezer Calendar has no observable link with the Torah's cycle of holidays. All it mentions are seasons of
agricultural works. Now, it is true that agricultural works, being as they were the basis of ancient economy, are mentioned in the Bible (e.g., in Ruth 1:22). Moreover, some passages in the Torah present the cycle of holidays as dependent on the cycle of agricultural works (e.g., Exodus 23:14-16). Yet,
the Gezer Calendar shows no awareness of the cycle of holidays.


Related Articles: A List of Some Problematic Issues