Bible Questions and Answers

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Name the 12 months of the Jewish calendar starting with the month Abib.

Is the first month of the Jewish calendar Abib or Nisan?

ABIB - 1st month (now called NISAN)

Exodus 12:2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.

Exodus 13:4 This day came ye out in the month Abib.

Abib was changed to Nisan during the Babylonian Captivity

Esther 3:7 In the first month, that is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur…

ZIF - 2nd month (now called IYYAR)

1 Kings 6:1… in the fourth year of Solomon’s reign over Israel, in the month Zif, which is the second month…

SIVAN - 3rd month

Esther 8:9 Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan,

TAMUZ - 4th month - no Bible reference

AV - 5th month - no Bible reference

ELUL - 6th month

Nehemiah 6:15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days.

ETHANIM - 7th month (now called TISHRI)

1 Kings 8:2 And all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto king Solomon at the feast in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.

BUL - 8th month (later called MARCHESVAN)

1 Kings 6:38 And in the eleventh year, in the month Bul, which is the eighth month, was the house finished throughout all the parts thereof…

CHISLEU / KISLEV – 9th month

Nehemiah 1:1… it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,

TEBETH / TEVET– 10th month

Esther 2:16 So Esther was taken unto king Ahasuerus into his house royal in the tenth month, which is the month Tebeth

SEBAT / SHEVAT – 11th month

Zechariah 1:7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius…

ADAR – 12th month

Esther 8:12 Upon one day in all the provinces of king Ahasuerus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.


Jewish Calendar Year 5776

Gregorian Calendar Year 2016/17


1 Nisan (Abib)

April 9 to May 8

2 lyyar (Zif)

May 9 to June 6

3 Sivan

June 7 to July 6

4 Tamuz

July 7 to August 4

5 Av

August 5 to September 3

6 Elul

September4 to October 2

7 Tishri (Ethanim)

October 3 to November 1

8 Marcheshvan (Bul)

November 2 to November 30

9 Kislev

December 1 to December 29

10 Tevet

December 30 to January 27

11 Shevat

January 28 to February 26

12 Adar

February 27 to March 27


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