Bible and calendars
Bible and calendars
PREFACE BIBLE AND CALENDAR
I. PRELIMINARY NOTIONS
1. METHODOLOGY BIBLE AND CALENDAR
2. A QUITE ANCIENT NEW CALENDAR
3. ABOUT CALENDARS
4. A LUSTRUM
5. SWIFT AS THE WIND
II. REDATING JESUS' DEATH
1. DID JESUS' CRUCIFIXION ACTUALLY HAPPEN ON APRIL, 7th, 30 ?
2. RECONSTRUCTING OLD LUNAR OBSERVATIONS
3. EASTER FELL ON A SATURDAY
4. NEW YEAR WAS A SATURDAY TOO
5. THE ONLY LUNAR EXPLANATION
6. THE LONG MINISTRY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST
7. A NEW READING OF DANIEL'S PROPHECY
8. "THEY HAD BEEN REBUILDING THE TEMPLE FOR 46 YEARS..."
9. THE ROMAN POINT OF VIEW
10. EXIT PILATE - ARMY MANOEUVRES IN THE EAST
11. PAUL'S TRAVELS
12. "AND JESUS HIMSELF BEGAN TO BE ABOUT 30 YEARS OF AGE"
13. CONCLUSION
III. THE SECOND TEMPLE CALENDAR
1. WHAT CALENDAR WAS IN USE AT THE TIME
2. ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF JUBILEE YEARS
3. RECONSTRUCTING THE ANTIQUE CALENDAR
4. THE CORRECT WAY TO USE FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS
5. THE CREATION OF THE WORLD ERA
IV. CONCLUSION
V. ANNEXE
FINAL REMARKS

I. PRELIMINARY NOTIONS



   

4. A LUSTRUM




To end these preliminary notions on a more literary note, we shall study the vocabulary. In French the word lustrum - lustre - has 3 different meanings :

-  a centre light fixed on the ceiling
-  the radiance of a shining object, e.g : to give new lustre
-  a 5 years period


This last meaning stems from the Roman tradition of expiatory sacrifices that took place every 5 years, at the end of the people census, which is undoubtedly a remain of an ancient lunar cycle of 62 lunations at the end of which the sun took back a place in the sky very similar to that it held 5 years before.

But why should we call such a duration a lustrum?
The second meaning of the word will answer to that question.
To lustre means to impart luster in order to be noticed (hence the biographies of "illustrious" people !).
This duration of 62 lunations is the shortest time when one is able to notice that the return of a "neomenie"9 is not alternatively of 29 and 30 days, i.e. 1 829 days, but takes place two days later, which is unequivocal.
The word "lustre" - lustrum - shows with no ambiguity, through its various meanings, that the average lunation lasting 29,53 days had been known...   since many lustra.

For further details on the lustrum structure, see Annexes p 77.

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