מכתב: T-S AS 83.258

מכתב T-S AS 83.258



The text is responding, in the fragment extant, to two arguments that were made by ben Meir against the Babylonians at the time of the calendar controversy: that the Four Gates, a Babylonian algorithm, are inadequate because they do not cover all the days of the week, and that festivals should not be excessively postponed, as the Babylonians did in the years of the contro versy. It also rejects the Palestinian addition of 641 parts to the midday calendar limits.