Ngwaga wa Mopedi : seka sa ngwaga wa merafe ye mengwe ya Bibele

Show simple item record Mojalefa, M.J. (Mawatle Jeremiah), 1948- Mojalefa, Jerry 2012-05-08T06:12:37Z 2012-05-08T06:12:37Z 2011-11
dc.description.abstract Mopedi knows the sun, planets (stars), constellations and stars by names, but has a number of misconceptions different from other biblical nations regarding the universe. Every day is believed to bring a new sun and it is maintained that there are twelve moons (months) which make their regular, appointed appearance. The total number of his or her days a week is six, namely Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Furthermore, Mopedi believes that a year comprised twelve months that are related to the moons which make their regular appearance in the unirverse. Observably he or she does not differentiate the planets and the stars because to him or her there is no difference. He or she has given these stars names: Mahlapolana (Mars), Kgogamašego (Vernus), Dithutlwa (Southern Stars), Selemela (Constalation), mošošonono (comet), etc. On the other hand, according to Kings 4:7 and 1 Chronichles 27:1–15, the Hebrew year followed the W Semitic Calendar with a year of twelve lunar months. However, it is not certain whether the start of the year in spring (Nisan) was for use only, because there is some evidence for the year for civil purposes being sometimes reckoned from the autumn month of Tishri as it is stated in the Chronology of the Old Testament. The investigation grounds arguments on facts that there is correlation between Sepedi and Hebrew calendars particularly in relation to similarity as well as difference between the two nations’ beliefs which are related to the number (twelve months) of the months of the year. This means that Sepedi and Hebrew believe that the year comprised twelve months. Adding to this, the four Hebrew’s early names of the months of the year, namely Abib, Ziv, Ethanim and Bul, of uncertain meaning, differ from the contemporary Hebrew calendar months. This featuristic phenomenon appears also in the Sepedi naming of the months of the year where a month is named after two or more names, such as Dibokwane (February), Hlakola (March), Mopitlo (May), Phupu (June) and Ngwatobošego (June) as well as Mosegamanye (July). The arrangement of the months of the year brings forth certain similarity to the two calendars of these two languages. However, there is difference between the two calendars in relation to the number of the days of the week. en
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dc.identifier.citation Mojalefa, MJ 2011, 'Ngwaga wa Mopedi : seka sa ngwaga wa merafe ye mengwe ya Bibele', Verbum et Ecclesia, vol. 32, no. 1, art. no. 478, pp. 1-8. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1609-9982 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2074-7705 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/ve.v32i1.478
dc.language.iso Sepedi nso
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_US
dc.rights © 2011. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Sepedi and Hebrew calendars en
dc.subject.lcsh Calendars en
dc.subject.lcsh Religious calendars en
dc.title Ngwaga wa Mopedi : seka sa ngwaga wa merafe ye mengwe ya Bibele nso
dc.title.alternative Pedi year : a comparison with the year of the other biblical nations en
dc.type Article nso

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