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JEWISH CALENDAR

Names of the Months of the Hebrew Calendar According to Babylonian and Biblical Sources 

Month Names According to the Babylonian Calendar

 

 1. Nisan - ניסן

 2.  Iyyar -  אייר                    

 3. Sivan - סיון

 4. Tammuz - תמוז

 5. Av - אב

 6. Elul - אלול

 7. Tishri - תשרי

 8. Kheshvan - חשון

 9. Kislev - כסלו

10. Tevet - טבת

11. Shevat - שבט

12. Adar - אדר

13. (Leap Month) Adar II – אדר ב'

 

Meaning of Babylonian Months Names

 1. Means "Their Exodus" or Flight

 2. Means "Natural Healing, Introspection

 3. Means " Bright - their covering"     

 4. Hidden - giver of the vine (A Phoenician deity)

 5. Father

 6. A vain thing - nothingness

 7. Beginning (from reishit)

 8. Taking Account

 9. Security, trust

 10. Good (from "Tov")

11. Meaning Unknown

12. Strength

13. Additional month of Adar II added during Leap Years. Added about every 3rd year.   There are 7 leap years in a 19 year cycle.

 

Theme of Month (Babylonian & Biblical)

 1. Redemption with miracles

 2. Self Improvement\

 3. Giving of Torah

 4. Sin of the Golden Calf, guarding of the eyes

 5. Av the Comforter

 6. Repentance

 7. Month of the Ancients

 8. The Flood (of Noach)

 9. (Restful) Sleep

10. Divine Grace

11. Tree of Life

12. Good Fortune 

 

Month Names According to the Biblical Calendar

 1. Abib

 2. Ziv

 3. Name not known

 4. 4th Month

 5. 5th Month

 6. 6th Month

 7. Ethanim

 8. Bul

 9. 9th Month

10. 10th Month

11. 11th Month

12. 12th Month    

 

Meaning of Biblical Months Names (Harvesting Schedule)

 1. Ripening of the Barley or Wheat

 2. Splendor or Radiance [Flowers], (Barley harvest)

 6. (Fruit harvest)

 7. Ever-flowing streams

 8. Produce (in the sense of rain)

 

Biblical Feasts during the Month

 1. Pesach (Passover), Unleavened Bread, First Fruits

 3. Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

 7. Rosh HaShannah, Yom Kippur, Succot

Three Year Calendar of Jewish Festivals and Holidays

 
 
2014
Tu B'Shevat - Thursday - 5 February
Purim - Sunday - 16 March
Passover - Tuesday - 15 April
Shabuoth - Wednesday - 4 June
Fast of Ab - Tuesday - 5 August
Rosh Hashanah - Thursday - 25 September
Kippur - Saturday - 4 October
Succoth - Thursday - 9 October
Hanukah - Wednesday - 17 December
 
2015
Tu B'Shevat - Wednesday - 4 February
Purim - Thursday - 5 March
Passover - Saturday - 4 April
Shabuoth - Sunday - 24 May
Fast of Ab - Sunday - 26 July 
Rosh Hashanah - Monday - 14 September
Kippur - Wednesday- 23 September
Succoth - Monday- 28 September
Hanukah - Monday - 7 December

 
2016
Tu B'Shevat - Monday- 24 January 
Purim - Thursday -24 March
Passover - Saturday - 23 April
Shabuoth - Sunday - 12 June
Fast of Ab - Sunday - 14 August
Rosh Hashanah - Monday - 3 October
Kippur - Wednesday - 12 October
Succoth - Monday - 17 October
Hanukah - Sunday - 25 December

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