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THE JEWISH CALENDAR

Post-exilic
Hebrew Month

Equivalent
Date

Day of
Feast/Fast

Name of
Feast/Fast

NT Reference
to Feast/Fast

 1. Nisan

March-April

14th
15th-21st
17th (approx)

Passover
Unleavened Bread
Firstfruits

Mk.14:1
Lk.22:1
1 Cor.15:20

 2. Iyyar

April-May

7th (approx.)

Feast of Weeks
(Pentecost)

Acts 2:1

 3. Siwan

May-June




 4. Tammuz

June-July




 5. 'Ab

July-August

9th

Fast for destruction
of Temple


 6. 'Elul

Aug-Sept




 7. Tišri

Sept-October

1st

10th

15th-22nd

New Year
(Feast of Trumpets)
Day of Atonement
(Yom Kippur)
Feast of Tabernacles
(Sukkot)



Hebrews 9:7

John 7:2

 8. Marhešwan

Oct-November




 9. Kislew

Nov-December

25th

Feast of Dedication
(Hanukkah)


10. Tebet

Dec-January




11. Šebat

Jan-February




12. 'Adar

Feb-March

14th-15th

Feast of Lots
(Purim)

Ruth (OT)

This table features the Jewish sacred calendar, commencing with the month of Nisan: "This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year" (Ex.12:2).
See: F.F.Bruce, New Testament History, p.144.

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