But note this did not affect, nor alter, the weekly cycle.
Friday still followed OCTOBER 1582 Thursday and Sunday still followed Saturday. Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Even nowadays when we add 1 2 3 4 *15 16 a day for Leap year, it 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 doesn't change the order... 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 does it. 31
Note that even some UNIX operating systems have a calendar based system, and in the documentation they refer to a date when a calendar change was made (based on the Georgian Calendar, I believe)... The same event happens there... days are deleted, but the order of the days never skipped. Think of all the hassel and finicial problems that would occur and how people would fall out of sync with everyone else using a different calendar.
It may come as a surprise, but the 7-day week was almost unknown among ancient cultures. It comes from Antiquity, through Jews, who preserved it when surrounding nations DESCRATED it! Even the Egyptians had no 7-day week, which was why the Jews had to be "REMINDED" of it when their Egyptian captivity ended...
The "day" comes from the rotation of our planet, the "month" from the moon circling the Earth, and the "year" from out world going around the dun. But the "week" comes only from one place: God's Command To Honor The 7-th Day Sabbath!
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