In the ancient world time was divided in three main ways:

The Gezer Calendar describes the pattern of seasonal activity in Palestinian agriculture. The cycle from planting through cultivation to harvest is related to the rhythm of the religious festivals - most of which occur at significant moments in the agricultural year (see diagram).

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