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thppthat it was the Calendar of the ancient Lunisolar year [of the

Egyptians Syrians Chaldeans Asiatics Greeks

&c; beingcomposed of the nearest round number of days in a Lunar month

& Lunar months in a Solar year; that the ancients corrected this

Kalendar monthly by the

new moons & yearly by the returns of the four

seasons, dropping a day or two when they found the

~~, ~~ for the course of the Moon & adding a month to

eyear too short for the return of the seasons; [that for avoyding

the trouble of

~~these~~ & years were invented, as a cycle of 12 months consisting of 30

& 29

days alternately, the Dieteris consisting of 13 months alternately, the Octaeteris consisting of four Dieterises

wanting a month, the

the Chaldees, &c; that the Egyptians by adding five days to the

end of their calendar year formed a solar year of 365 days

cheyears; that the Arabians by

~~omitting~~ omitting the intercalary months have formed their year of 12 Lunar months; that the

Luni-solar, the Solar & the Lunar years

~~are all the~~ & their Calendars are all the sorts of years

ch~~t~~that

Moses in describing the flood uses the Kalendar months without correcting them by the course of the Moon, the cloudy

rainy weather not suffering her to appear; that when [the

Athenians erected 360 statues to Demetrius Phalareus according to the

number of

days in the year, ~~or~~] Herodotus reccons 30 days to the month

~~&~~ 12 months to e~~they~~ year

ththat when Herodotus reccons by years of 12 & 13 months altern

ately for 70 years together

th~~the months by the course ~~ of the Moon; &

tha month of years or a year of years, a Kalendar month of

natural years

~~&~~~~[~~that is, 7 or 30 or 360 natural years, taking any number of natural

years for so many revolutions of winter & summer; [that the

Iews in returning from captivity called their own months by

the names of the Chaldean,

chsame;] & that he meets

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~~these his opinions~~ what he then represented to your

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He saith also that to this day then the Lunisolar propagated by Noah to his posterity, the solar of 365 days

[corrected by

eby the Mahometans, & the Kalendars of these years; that for lessening the trouble

of correcting the

sun, various cycles were invented, as the annual cycle of 30 & 29 days in the

m

~~alterna~~ in the year alternately, the Octaeteris consisting of 4 Dieterises wanting a month, the Dodecaeteris

of the Chaldees mentioned by Censorinus c

calary months, & the Sarus of the Chaldees mentioned by Suidas (in

consisting of 18 years of 12 lunary months each, besides six months

chtakes to be intercalary, a month being added every third year for 18 years

r original year of all nations was Lunisolar, the same

~~being~~ thdown from Noah to all his posterity. That for keeping to the courses of the Sun

& Moon or one of them without the trouble of correcting the year

the Moon & yearly by the sun & return of

evarious cycles & emendations of the primitive calendar have been invented as

the cycle of Months consisting of 30 & 29 days alternately during the whole

year, the intercalation of a month every other year

chof the Ancients more properly called the Dieteris The Octaeteris composed

of 4 Dieterises wanting a month. The

~~composed ~~ The Sarus of the Chaldees composed of 18 years & 6 interof twelve years

calary months. The

months

perpetually without any intercalary months.