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4Q208-211 Astronomical Book

The texts 4Q208 and 4Q209 are sets of fragments, most of which are from a schematic daily lunar calendar thought to be part of an Aramaic Astronomical Book. 4Q208, dated to the late third or early second century BC, consists of 37 fragments, all related to the calendar. 4Q209, dated to the end of the first century BC. or early first century AD, consists of 41 fragments, and most are related to the calendar. The first published partial translation of the fragments was by Milik, followed by complete translations by García Martínez and Tigchelaar in DJD 36 and, most recently, by Drawnel.

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