AVODAH ZARAH 8 - Two weeks of study material have been dedicated by Mrs. Estanne Abraham Fawer to honor the Yahrzeit of her father, Rav Mordechai ben Eliezer Zvi (Rabbi Morton Weiner) Z'L, who passed away on 18 Teves 5760. May the merit of supporting and advancing Dafyomi study -- which was so important to him -- during the weeks of his Yahrzeit serve as an Iluy for his Neshamah.

Chart for Avodah Zarah Daf 8b-9b

Chart for Avodah Zarah Daf 8a-b

A TIMELINE OF JEWISH HISTORY (PART I)

THE YEAR THE EVENT YEARS PASSED
FROM PREVIOUS
EVENT
NOTES
1 0 Creation (1)
2 1056 Birth of Noach 1056 (2)
3 1948 Birth of Avraham 892 (3)
4 2000 Avraham fulfills
"ha'Nefesh Asher Asu"
52 (4)
5 2048 Birth of Yitzchak 48(5) 100 years from birth of Avraham
6 2448 Yetzi'as Mitzrayim,
Giving of the Torah
400 (6)
7 2928 Building of the
First Beis ha'Mikdash
480 (7)
8 3338 Destruction of the
First Beis ha'Mikdash
410 (8)
9 3408 Building of the
Second Beis ha'Mikdash
70 (9)


(see Part II)

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FOOTNOTES:

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(1) This is according to the count of our Gemara. However, according to the count that we follow, the Rosh Hashanah of Creation is counted not as year 0, but as year 1, because we add a "Shenas Tohu," a "year of nothingness" to the calculation of the years. See Insights.

(2) This is consistent with the list of the years of the generations enumerated in Parshas Bereishis (Rashi 9a, DH Hachi Garsinan).

(3) This is consistent with the list of the years of the generations enumerated in Parshas Noach (Rashi ibid.).

(4) This is the tradition that the Chachamim received (Gemara here). (5) As recorded in the verse (Bereishis 21:5).

(6) As recorded in the verse (Bereishis 15:13).

(7) As recorded in the verse (Melachim I 6:1).

(8) As recorded in Seder Olam.

(9) As recorded in the verse (Yirmeyahu 29:10).

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