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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (2013 REVISION)

 B15

Hebrew Calendar

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NISAN (ABIB) March—April

14 Passover

15-21 Unleavened Bread

16 Offering of firstfruits

Jordan swells from rains, melting snow

Barley

IYYAR (ZIV) April—May

14 Late Passover

Dry season begins, mostly clear skies

Wheat

SIVAN May—June

6 Festival of Weeks (Pentecost)

Summer heat, clear air

Wheat, early figs

TAMMUZ June—July

 

Heat increases, heavy dews in areas

First grapes

AB July—August

 

Heat reaches maximum

Summer fruits

ELUL August—September

 

Heat continues

Dates, grapes, and figs

TISHRI (ETHANIM) September—October

1 Trumpet blast

10 Day of Atonement

15-21 Festival of Booths

22 Solemn assembly

Summer ends, early rains begin

Plowing

HESHVAN (BUL) October—November

 

Light rains

Olives

CHISLEV November—December

25 Festival of Dedication

Rain increases, frost, mountain snows

Flocks wintered

TEBETH December—January

 

Maximum cold, rainy, mountain snows

Vegetation developing

SHEBAT January—February

 

Cold weather lessens, rain continues

Almond blossoms

ADAR February—March

14, 15 Purim

Frequent thunder and hail

Flax

VEADAR March

Intercalary month added seven times in 19 years