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Syriac Calendar.

Syriac Calendar.Syriac Calendar.

Syrian

Hebrew

October

Tishri prior

Tishri, or Ethanim

November

Tishri posterior

Bull, or Marcheshvan

December

Canun prior

Chisleu

January

Canun posterior

Tebeth

February

Shubat

Shebat

March

Adar

Adar

April

Nisan

Nisan

May

Ajar

Zif, or Iyar

June

Chaziran

Sivan

July

Tamuz

Tammuz

August

Ab

Ab

September

A Note by the Translator.-The following list of the Syrian names of months, in use in the empire and during the era of the Seleucidae, several of which have been mentioned in these Documents, is taken from Caswinii Calendarium Syriacum, edited in Arabic and Latin by Volck, 1859. The later Hebrew names also are here added for comparison. It must, however, be noticed that "the years employed in the Syrian Calendar, were, at least after the incarnation, Julian years, composed of Roman months." (See L'Art de verifier les dates: Paris, 1818, tom. i. p. 45.) The correspondence with the Hebrew months, therefore, is not so dose as the names would indicate, since these commenced with the new moons, and an intercalary month, Veadar, following their twelfth month Adar, was added.