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The Hebrew Calendar

Main Index Index of Numbers Index of Dates
Month

Occurrence

1 "Abib" or "Nisan"

March–April. Passover (see Numbers 9)

2 "Ziv" or "Iyyar"

April–May

3 "Sivan"

May–June

4 "Tammuz"

June–July

5 "Ab"

July–August. Hottest weather

6 "Elul"

August–September

7 "Ethanim" or "Tishri"

September–October. Start of the Civil Year

8 "Marchesvan"

October–November

9 "Chislev"

November–December

10 "Tebeth"

December–January

11 "Shebat"

January–February. Coldest weather. End of the Autumn rains.

12 "Adar"

February–March. Purim (see Esther 9)

Acknowledgments: Much of the information on this page came from Achtermeir P (ed) Harper's Bible Dictionary (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1971 edn) page 1073 and Scripture Union's Closer to God Bible reading notes.

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