The civil year and the day must be regarded as commencing at the same instant.
Again, let us suppose the civil year to consist of 364 days.
On the first day of the seventh month, and of the civil year.
A′dar, the twelfth month of the Hebrew sacred and sixth of the civil year, answering to part of February and part of March.
Pasqualigo says that he left in the previous year, which agrees with Cantino, since the civil year at that time began on March 25.
But this was very irregularly done, and the civil year had got to be far away from the solar year.
The civil year was again divided into eighteen months and five days.
The adjustment of the solar year to correspond with the lunar year and of the two with the civil year dates from this period.
This was found to be three hundred and sixty-five whole days, and accordingly, this period was adopted for the civil year.
The ecclesiastical year began with the month Abib, or Nisan, in the spring: the civil year with the month Ethanim in the fall.