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Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַשָּׁנָה, Rōʾš hašŠānā

The Ancient Semitic peoples thought of the year as the beginning in the autumn. At the time of the late harvest, cf. the expressions be-zet ha-shanah (” at the end of the year”), and tekufat ha-shanah (” at the turn of the year”) by which the Feast of Ingathering, or Sukkot, which is in a sense the popular equivalent of the more priestly Day of Remembrance, is dated in Exodus 23:16 and 34:22 respectively The Gezer Calendar in fact begins with two months of Ingathering

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