Sivan

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(Assyro-Babylonian, Simanu) (30 Days)

May/June (Wheat harvest, vine tending).

Esther 8:9

3rd month of the religious calendar.

9th month of the civil calendar.

Sivan 1 – New Moon

Sivan 6 – Feast of Pentecost (50 days after firstfruits)

Sivan 6,7 – Feast of Weeks (Lev 23:15-21)

 

During the month of May the heat magnifies and the rain ceases for about five months. Because of the change in landscape of this hot month Jesus may have drawn His analogy "the grass withers and the flowers fade away." Also in May the harvesting begins in the plains and the lands, the spring fruits are ready, the green almonds, apricots, plums, and the vines are in blossom.

 

Note: In the Talmud the 6th is called the New-Year of the Two Loaves.

 

Traditional Remembrances:

Sivan 3-5 – These days are referred to as "the three days of the bounds" which commemorated the three days preparation which preceded the giving of the law on Mount Sinai.

The Megillat Ta’anit gives these as fast days:

Sivan 23 - Commemorates the time when they delayed in bringing the firstfruits to Jerusalem during the reign of king Jeroboam.

 

The Jewish Calendar in Ancient Hebrew History

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The Jewish Calendar in Old Testament Times (Click around the Image)

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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