Useful Tables, Forming an Appendix to the Journal of the Asiatic Society: Part the First, Coins, Weights, and Measures of British India
Printed at the Baptist Mission Press, 1834 - 92 pages
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Page 8 - JEWISH ERA. The Jews usually employed the Era of the Seleucides, until the fifteenth century, when a new mode of computing was adopted by them. Some insist strongly on the antiquity of their present era; but it is .generally believed not to be more ancient than the century above named. They date from the creation, which they consider to have been 3760 years and 3 months before the commencement of our era.
Page 10 - PERIOD is a term of years produced by the multiplication of the lunar cycle 19, solar cycle 28, and Roman indiction 15. It consists of 7980 years, and began 4713 years before our era. It has been employed in computing time, to avoid the puzzling ambiguity attendant on reckoning any period antecedent to our era, an advantage which it has in common with the mundane eras used at different times. By subtracting 4713 from the Julian Period, our year is found. If before Christ, subtract the Julian Period...
Page 6 - Christians have adopted a slight alteration, which will be shortly explained, "the simplicity of this form has brought it into very general use, and it is customary for astronomers and chronologists, in treating of ancient times, to date back in the same order from its eommenceinent.
Page 7 - ... equal to 5503. This computation continued to the year 284 AD which was called 5786. In the next year, (285 AD,) which should have been 5787, ten years were discarded, and the date became 5777. This is still used by the Abyssinians.
Page 16 - ... 12 y, hog. By substituting these words for the letters in the cycle, under the head of China, the Japanese names are found. Thus, the first year of a cycle is called kino-je ne, the 35th, tsutsno-je in, and so on.
Page 159 - And knowing that a distinction of titles is in many respects necessary, we do order, that when the apprentices have served their times, they be...
Page 14 - As all those nations follow the same system, we shall detail it here more particularly. They have two series of words, one of ten, and the other of twelve words ; a combination of the first words in both orders is the name of the first year ; the next in each...
Page 10 - THE JULIAN PERIOD is a term of years produced by the multiplication of the lunar cycle 19, solar cycle 28, and Roman indiction 15. It consists of 7980 years, and began 4713 years before our era. It has been employed in computing time, to avoid the puzzling ambiguity attendant on reckoning any period antecedent to our era, an advantage which it lias in common witli the mundane eras used at different times.
Page 15 - THE JAPANESE have a cycle of 60 years, like that of the Chinese, formed by a combination of words of two series. The series of ten is formed of the names of the elements, of which the Japanese reckon five, doubled by the addition of the masculine and feminine endings, je and to.