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yēr ( שׁנה , shānāh , Aramaic שׁנה , shenah , "a return" (of the sun), like the Greek ἐνιαυτός , eniautós ; ימים , yāmı̄m , "days," is also used for "year," and the Greek ἡμέραι , hēmérai , corresponds to it ( Joshua 13:1; Lk 17, 18); ἔτος , étos , is also employed frequently in the New Testament; for the difference between etos and eniautos , see Grimm-Thayer, under the word): The Hebrew year was solar, although the month was lunar, the adjustment being made in intercalation. See ASTRONOMY; TIME .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Year'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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