Tebeth

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(Assyro-Babylonian, Tebetu) (29 Days)

December/January (Rainy winter months).

Esther 2:16

10th month of the religious calendar.

4th month of the civil calendar.

Tebeth 1 - New Moon

 

December would bring heavier rains and cooler weather. Fruit trees would ripen with their oranges, citrons, and lemons. The vines would be pruned.

 

Note: Tradition taught the year would be fertile if the month of Tebeth be "ugly" (rainy) and not "widowed" (rainless).

 

Traditional Remembrances:

Tibeth 1,2 - The 7th and 8th days Hanukkah.

Tibeth 5

Tibeth 8 Commemorates the completion of the Septuagint translation.

Tibeth - Fast day (reasons unknown). Commemorates the death of Ezra.

Tibeth 10 - Fast day commemorating the beginning of the siege of Jerusalem under Nebuchadnezzar, Ezekiel also received his revelation on this day.

Tibeth 25 - Alexander the Great appeared before the walls of Jerusalem.

Tibeth 28 Commemorates the event when the majority of the Sanhedrin passed over to the Pharisees.

 

The Jewish Calendar in Ancient Hebrew History

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

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Nisan

Iyyar

Sivan

Tammuz

Av

Elul

Tishri

Heshvan

Chislev

Tebeth

Shebat

Adar

 

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History of the Jewish Calendar

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