Handy-book of Rules and Tables for Verifying Dates with the Christian Era: Giving an Account of the Chief Eras, and Systems Used by Various Nations, with Easy Methods for Determining the Corresponding Dates (Google eBook)

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Bell and Daldy, 1869 - Calendar - 312 pages
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Page 20 - Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
Page 113 - Parliament, and omit the faid eleven nominal days; which being approved by the yearly meeting, the report was communicated to the quarterly and monthly meetings of " Friends " in Great Britain, Ireland, and America, and was univerfally adopted by them. The name of the week-day is not ufed by the "Friends;" but each day is called by its proper number in the following order : I ft day, Sunday.
Page xiv - In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.
Page 188 - Olympus ; on the fouth by the river Alpheus ; and on the weft by the Cladeus, which flows into the Alpheus. Olympia does not appear to have been a town, but rather a collection of temples and public buildings. The origin of the Olympic games is buried in obfcurity. The legends of the Elean priefts attribute the inftitution of the feftival to the Idaean Heracles. According to their account, Rhea committed her new-born Zeus to the Smith's " Diftionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities,
Page 190 - Olympias, the moft celebrated chronological era among the Greeks, was the period of four years, which elapfed between each celebration of the Olympic games. The Olympiads began to be reckoned from the victory of Coroebus in the foot-race, which happened in the year 776 BC The old era of Olympiads appears only to have been ufed by writers, and efpecially by hiftorians. It does not feem to have been ever adopted by any ftate in public documents. It is never found on any coins, and fcarcely ever on...
Page xx - WHEREAS the legal supputation of the year of our Lord in that part of Great Britain called England, according to which the year beginneth on the...
Page 267 - ... that year to the Alexandrian era. To reduce the Mundane era of Antioch to the common Chriftian era, deduct 5492. XXV. The Chinefe Year. HINA, like all nations of the north-eaft of Afia, has a fyftem by which time is computed by cycles of 60 years ; and inftead of numbering the years as we fhould, the Chinefe give a different name to every year in the cycle. The Chinefe months are lunar, of 29 and 30 days each. Their years have ordinarily twelve months, but a thirteenth is added whenever there...
Page xxiii - January one thousand seven hundred and fiftytwo, shall bear date according to the said new method of supputation ; and that the two fixed terms of Saint Hilary and Saint Michael, in that part of Great Britain called England, and the courts of great...
Page xxi - Council, hath been received and established, and is now generally practised by almost all other Nations of Europe : And whereas it will be of general Convenience to Merchants, and other Persons corresponding with other Nations and Countries, and tend to prevent Mistakes and Disputes in or concerning the Dates of Letters, and Accounts, if the like Correction be received and established in his Majesty's Dominions...

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