Intercalary Month

Since the Jewish calendar was based on the lunar month (29.5 days) the lunar year (354.25 days) fell short of the solar year (365.25 days). Therefore an intercalary month was inserted every two or three years to make adjustments for the lunar calendarís shortage of days. Although not directly stated this concept is implied in Num 9:11; 2 Chron 30:2-3, and 1 Kings 12:32-33.

 

The Jewish Calendar in Ancient Hebrew History

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jewishyear_shg.jpg Nisan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Iyyar - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Sivan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tammuz - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Av - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Elul - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tishri - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Heshvan - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Chislev - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Tebeth - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Shebat - Ancient Hebrew Calendar Adar - Ancient Hebrew Calendar The Jewish Year in Ancient Hebrew History

Nisan

Iyyar

Sivan

Tammuz

Av

Elul

Tishri

Heshvan

Chislev

Tebeth

Shebat

Adar

 

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