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Abib

Abib [N] [H] [S]

an ear of corn, the month of newly-ripened grain ( Exodus 13:4 ; 23:15 ); the first of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, and the seventh of the civil year. It began about the time of the vernal equinox, on 21st March. It was called Nisan, after the Captivity ( Nehemiah 2:1 ). On the fifteenth day of the month, harvest was begun by gathering a sheaf of barley, which was offered unto the Lord on the sixteenth ( Leviticus 23:4-11 ).

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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Abib". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Abib [N] [E] [S]

green fruit; ears of corn
Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Abib'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

Abib [N] [E] [H]

(green fruits ). [MONTH]


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[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Abib'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

ABIB

a'-bib ('abhibh, young ear of barley or other grain, Exodus 9:31; Leviticus 2:14):

The first month of the Israelite year, called Nisan in Nehemiah 2:1; Esther 3:7, is Abib in Exodus 13:4; 23:15; 34:18; compare Deuteronomy 16:1. Abib is not properly a name of a month, but part of a descriptive phrase, "the month of young ears of grain." This may indicate the Israelite way of determining the new year (Exodus 12:2), the year beginning with the new moon nearest or next preceding this stage of the growth of the barley. The year thus indicated was practically the same with the old Babylonian year, and presumably came in with Abraham. The Pentateuchal laws do not introduce it, though they define it, perhaps to distinguish it from the Egyptian wandering year.

See CALENDAR.

Willis J. Beecher


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'ABIB'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.