This section is from the book "The Corner Cupboard; Or, Facts For Everybody", by Robert Kemp Philp. Also available from Amazon: The Corner Cupboard; or Facts for Everybody.
The Jewish Method Of Reckoning Time.
The day, reckoning from sun-rise, and the night, reckoning from sun-set, were each divided into 12 equal parts, called the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc., hours.
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