Saturday, January 01, 2005

Tenth of Av (Karaites)

Karaites observe a day of mourning on the tenth, not ninth, of Av, based on the the text of Jeremiah 52:12 Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, who served the king of Babylon, into Jerusalem and he burned the house of the LORD, and the king's house; and all the houses of Jerusalem, even every great man's house, burned he with fire. This is JPS translation, one of 26 versions compared line-by-line in the Online Parallel Bible. Cf.: Igeret Tokhehot nehamot ve-Sefer Iyov (2003 or 2004) [10/14/04]

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