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Jewish The era at present in vogue among the Jews, counted from the creation of the world anno mundi ; Illusory conjunctions to amcame into popular use about the 9th century ad.
Traceable in dates recorded much earlier, this era has five styles conventionally indicated by Hebrew letters used as numerals and combined into mnemonicswhich state the times of occurrence Illusory conjunctions the epochal mean conjunctions of moladim see calendar: The Jewish calendar or the orders of intercalation in the year cycle or both.
The respective epochs of these styles fall in the years — bc, inclusive. By about the 12th century ad the second of the mentioned styles, that which is in use at present, superseded the other styles of the era anno mundi. The styles of this era arise from variations in the conventional rabbinical computation of the era of the creation.
This computation, like hundreds of other calculations even more variable and no less arbitrary, is founded on synchronisms of chronological elements expressed in the terms of biblical and early postbiblical Jewish eras. The biblical era anno mundi underlies the dating of events mainly in the book of Genesis prior to the Exodus from Egypt.
This period of biblical chronology abounds in intractable problems caused by discrepancies between the Jewish and Samaritan Hebrew texts and the Greek version known as the Septuagintby apparent inconsistencies in some of the synchronisms, and by uncertainties about the method of reckoning.
Other problems to be met with during this period are due to the obscurity of chronological data in the book of Judges and in I and II Samuel. During the following period, the Bible uses the eras of the regnal years of monarchs the kings of Judah, Israel, and Babylon and of the Babylonian Exile.
This period of biblical chronology likewise poses numerous problems, also the result of apparent inconsistencies of the synchronisms—e. The biblical data might be easier to harmonize if the occurrence of coregencies were assumed.
Yet, as an ever-variable factor, these evidently would not lead to the determination of the true chronology of this period. Scholars therefore seek additional information from sources outside the Bible—e. Scholars differ widely, however, in their interpretation of details, and numerous chronological problems remain unsolved.
Only a few dates in this period can be fixed with any degree of confidence. The chronological problems of this period are caused by the apparent disorder in the sequence of events related in the biblical books of Ezra and Nehemiah and by the difficulty of identifying some of the Persian kings in question.
In vogue in the East until the 16th century, this was the only popular Jewish era of antiquity to survive. The others soon became extinct. These included, among others, national eras dating 1 from the accession of the Hasmonean princes e.
The various styles of the latter, as also of the Seleucid era and of the era anno mundi, have often led to erroneous conversions of dates.
The respective general styles of these eras correlate as follows: The earliest Jewish chronologies have not survived.
Of the work of the Alexandrian Jew Demetrius 3rd century bcwhich deduced Jewish historical dates from the Scriptures, only a few fragments are extant.
In the Book of Jubileesevents from the creation to the Exodus are dated in jubilee and sabbatical cycles of 49 and 7 years, respectively. Scholars differ as to the date and origin of this book.
The era of the creation therein is unlikely to have been other than hypothetical. The author was possibly the first to use the rabbinic Era of the Creation.Venus Through the Telescope by Martin J. Powell. A lthough any telescope (or steadily-held binoculars) will allow the phases of Venus to be seen, the planet is a notoriously difficult one to observe, for three main reasons.
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COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 14, () Illusory Conjunctions in the Perception of Objects ANNE TREISMAN AND HILARY SCHMIDT University of British Columbia, Vancouver In perceiving objects we may synthesize conjunctions of separable features by directing attention serially to each item in turn (A. Treisman and G.
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