July 2, 2009

Sailing Season in the Roman Empire

Here's another helpful home made chart I'm happy to share. The range of dates for Pentecost and the Fast are based on lunar cycles and included for those working on Pauline chronology. It's interesting to note that Paul's aversion to sailing before Pentecost was learned the hard way, since his first three shipwrecks came before Ephesus. Also, for those working on Fair Havens, the lunar Day of Atonement was October 6th in 59 AD and September 24th in 60 AD. I'm not sure how that supports my view that Festus replaced Felix in 59 and not 60, but there it is. ;) Enjoy.

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