Vassil / The author died in 1820, so this work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 100 years or less.

Airs Thursday. June 1, 2017, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White goes back ancient Israel to explore the Arc of the Covenant.

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner builds the historical case for why the autumnal equinox should matter today, even when it doesn't feel like fall in the Deep South.

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With the new calendar year, people automatically greet each other with a "Happy New Year." But history has a few things to say about what calendar system is crunching the numbers. Commentator Gary Joiner interweaves math and religion in this installment of History Matters.