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Feb
5
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
Yes, that's what I thought to, and so it is. 46 BC was the long year, so 45 BC (or year -44) was the first year of the new calendar, and indeed, the full moon is on the Ides of March. eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/phase/phases-0099.html
Feb
5
comment What was the Julian Calendar aligned to?
"My guess is that, even if they tried to keep the first few 15th's of March still on sync with the full moon" Nope, they were fully aware of that going to a solar calendar they would loose the sync to the full moon. Perhaps they were syncing the first year to a full moon, though. All of the rest is good.
Feb
5
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK: Well, the Canaanites, as well as the people of Judah and Israel got conquered as well. One of the conquerors even brag about moving loads of people out of there and moving a lot of other people in. That's probably way more radical than anything that happened in England. Sure, it's mostly the same gene-pool, with some additions, but is that really a reason to stop talking about Canaanites, and rename them Jews?
Feb
5
comment What is known about early history of Judaism?
@michel-slm Interesting idea, that could very well be possible. I really don't have a clue though.
Feb
4
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@jwenting Questions: When exactly did the Romans move out and the Italians move in? When did the Vikings move out and the Swedes move in? When did the Gauls move out and the French move in? "to claim modern Italy is the old Roman empire is rather a stretch of the imagination" - I claim no such thing. Please re-read.
Feb
4
comment How did the Scottish lowlands get their Gaelic name?
@krowe No, that's not what he is saying at all.
Feb
3
comment Why was Iceland not a part of the Danish-Swedish deal in Kiel in 1814?
There is nothing that supports this claim. Sweden simply did not ask for Iceland. It's that easy.Ref: svd.se/kultur/understrecket/…
Feb
2
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
(Also, these are the names historians/archaeologists use, while they themselves are likely to have used something else).
Feb
2
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Feb
2
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK: The name of that ethnicity changed. Romans did not change their ethnicity either, but you call it "Italian" now. But you wouldn't call 3rd century romans "Italians", even if they were Christian. I don't think the term is as fuzzy as you think it is. The ethnicity and the religion are perhaps two different things today, but it wasn't two different things 3000 years ago. The people of the region 2000 BC are called Canaanites. 1000BC they are Israelites. 500 BC The are Jews. Same people, different names, bcs different customs/religion/technology/etc.
Feb
2
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK: When you say "Roman", you do not generally mean a religion at all. So that argument doesn't really make sense. Sure, Jewish is a non-religious ethnicity as well, but in this context you would then rather say "Israelite".
Feb
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Feb
2
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK: Right you are. I'll remove that. I do think this is true (see other answer), but it's not necessary for the answer, and the development is gradual, so when you put the cutoff date is up to you. If you think a polyteistic religion with no temple, none of the rituals and none or few if the holidays of Judaism should be called Judaism that's up to you.
Feb
2
comment Why has Iran's GDP shrunk over the last three decades?
Iran's economic freedom was always low, and has become lower the last ten years. This means people having less freedom to make the best choices to make money, leading to worse economic performance. heritage.org/index/country/iran This is at least a part reason.
Jan
31
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Modifying to get DVK a chance to retract his -1 as it clearly comes from a misunderstandning.
Jan
31
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@DVK 1. I'm sorry, that Roman argument is incomprehensible, I have no idea what you are trying to say. 2. Yes, what "Judaism" is subjective, which I clearly point out. Hence I did not make a decision to consider Israel and Judah as "not Jewish". I claim no such thing. I say that they are at least Hebrew, if not Jewish. I even include the Canaanite periods of sovereignty, as when it becomes Judaism is a matter of opinion. 3. See also: history.stackexchange.com/questions/11547/…
Jan
30
answered What is known about early history of Judaism?
Jan
30
comment At which times did a mainly Jewish sovereign state control Jerusalem?
@Michael If you want to start questions about this, go ahead. But I'm not going to have a debate with you in the comments, that's pointless. I stand by my position above. At the start of the independent period the religion was polytheistic and rituals included animal sacrifice and not only at the temple. In fact, in the beginning there was no temple. It is would not be recognizable as Judaism unless you already are educated about the history of Judaism, and hence already know it will develop into Judaism.
Jan
30
comment When did the first major group of Eunuchs started to congregate at this Khawaja Polytheistic Shrine?
Well, in the English language, "eunuchs" is not the best word for Hijras, especially since not all Hijras are eunuchs.
Jan
30
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