Now with the civil new year coming around, I was just wondering (with no data to base a real opinion on):
When did the Philistines celebrate the new year? In the autumn? Around the winter solstice? In the spring?
Did they use the early Canaanite system of months used at first by the Israelites as well? Or did they use the numbered and/or Babylonian month system? Or perhaps they used a system imported from the Aegean?
Were there changes from what was kept in the early Iron Age to later in the Iron Age?
Damn Philistines – they didn’t leave us enough texts to answer this… (or at least, so far…)