of 20 days each, and had a leap-year.
Their year commenced at the vernal equinox.
The Peruvian year began with the winter solstice.
The Jewish civil year is 12 lunar months = 355 days. Their ecclesiastical year begins at the vernal equinox, about March 22.
The civil year 5634 A. M. begins September 23, oney mentioned by Ezra was probably the Persian daric e, Fig. 1382, equal to about $5.50. Cyrus paid the soldiers of Clearchus a daric a month. (Xenophon.)
The Jewish silver shekel had a weight of about half an ounce, and value about 62 cents of our money.
To form an idea of the economic value of money, do not forget to consident nationalities, were current in Palestine.
Barkabab, who raised a politico-religious crusade against the Romans in the time of Hadrian, closed the series of Jewish coins (o p), for after this Jerusalem, as a Jewish city, disappears altogether, and under the name of Aelia, A. D. 135, became a Roman colony from which Jews were