And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month,
&c.] That is, from the seventeenth of the seventh month, to the first of the tenth month, a space of two months and thirteen days, and being summer time, through the heat of the sun, they decreased apace:
in the tenth [month], on the first [day] of the month, were the
tops of the mountains seen;
not the tenth month of the flood, but of the year; the month Tammuz, as the Targum of Jonathan, and answers to part of June, and part of July; and the first day of this month, according to Bishop Usher F8, was Sunday the nineteenth of July: but according to Jarchi, whom Dr. Lightfoot F9 follows, this was the month Ab, which answers to July and August, the tenth from Marchesvan, when the rain began.