1914 and Leap Years

by KingDavidwasframed 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Leolaia

    It's cute, but the leap day wasn't invented by Julius Caesar. It had earlier been intercalated when needed by decree. The calendrical reform instead made the leap day a regular predictable part of the year.

  • Ding

    The Hebrews intercalated months periodically, not days, didn't they, Leo?

  • Leolaia

    Months, yes, in the 354-day lunisolar calendar. It is still debated whether there were intercalated days in the 364-day Jewish sabbatical calendar (such as every 7 or 49 years), but it seems unlikely.

  • Shawn10538

    Let's not forget that the years were not assigned until like the 1400s or so. Correct me if I'm wrong. But nobody in Jesus' time was go0ing around saying, "Hey this is year 17 AD! Yay! 17AD is finally here!" No, those numbers were applied in reverse way later. In Jesus' time there was no such thing as 33CE or AD.

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