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Hebrew Calendar

Hebrew Calendar

  1. Names of Months. The names of the months of the Hebrew calendar are:
    1. Abib or Nisan ( Exodus 12:2-37 ; Exodus 13:4 ; Nehemiah 2:1 ; Esther 3:7 );
    2. Iyar or Zif ( 1 Kings 6:1 );
    3. Sivan ( Esther 8:9 );
    4. Tammuz ( Ezekiel 8:14 );
    5. Ab;
    6. Elul ( Nehemiah 6:15 );
    7. Ethanim or Tishri ( 1 Kings 8:2 );
    8. Marchesvan or Bul ( 1 Kings 6:38 );
    9. Chisleu ( Zechariah 7:1 );
    10. Tebeth ( Esther 2:16 );
    11. Sebat ( Zechariah 1:7 );
    12. Adar ( Esther 3:7 ).

  2. Events in the Seventh Month. The seventh month of the year was distinguished by,
    1. the feast of trumpets ( Numbers 29:1-6 ),
    2. the day of atonement ( Leviticus 23:26-32 ),
    3. the feast of tabernacles ( Leviticus 23:34-44 ),
    4. and every fiftieth year the jubilee began in this month ( Leviticus 25:1-17 ).