Line jewish dating
The Alexandrian Era of 25 March 5493 BC was adopted by church fathers such as Maximus the Confessor and Theophanes the Confessor, as well as chroniclers such as George Syncellus.
Many converts already spoke Greek, and it was readily adopted as the preferred vernacular-language rendering for the eastern Roman Empire.
Its associated molad Adam (molad Va Ya D) occurred on Day 5 (yom Vav) at 14 (Yud Daled) hours (and 0 parts).
A year earlier, the first day of AM 1, Rosh Hashanah (1 Tishrei), is associated with molad tohu (new moon of chaos), so named because it occurred before Creation when everything was still chaotic — it is also translated as the new moon of nothing.
This is also called molad Ba Ha Ra D, because it occurred on Day 2 (yom Beis), 5 (Hei) hours, 204 (Ra D) parts ( pm).
Because this is just before midnight when the Western day begins, but after 6 pm when the Jewish calendrical day begins (equivalent to the next tabular day with the same daylight period), its Julian calendar date is 6/7 October 3761 BCE (Gregorian: 6/7 September 3761 BCE or −3760).