BARAITA ON THE MYSTERY OF THE CALCULATION OF THE CALENDAR ():
A Baraita cited in the Talmud (R. H. 20b). Since special care was taken to keep it secret, it has not been preserved; but it is probable that the Baraita of Samuel incorporated a considerable portion of it. The Talmud citation from this Baraita has completely puzzled the commentators, as well as modern students of the Jewish calendar; and despite many attempts to explain it, it remains obscure. Compare Calendar.
- Slonimski, in Ha-Maggid, 1864, p. 166;
- idem, Yesode ha-'Ibbur, 2d ed., pp. 55, 56.