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  • Before the departure of the Israelites from Egypt their year commenced at the autumnal equinox; but in order to solemnize the memory of their deliverance, the month of Nisan or Abib, in which that event took place, and which falls about the time of the vernal equinox, was afterwards regarded as the beginning of the ecclesiastical or legal year.
  • "Never did pagans," he writes, "solemnize with such extravagance their superstitious festivals as do they ....
 
 

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