The Month Cheshvan

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(Assyro-Babylonian, Arahsamnu) (29 Days, sometimes 30)

October/November (Wheat, barley sowing).

1 Kings 6:38

8th month of the religious calendar.

2nd month of the civil calendar.

Heshvan 1 New Moon

 

Farmers would be finishing with their grape and fig harvests, olives would be gathered, the fattened sheep would be slaughtered, and the sugarcane and dates would ripen, plowing would begin and the rains would loosen up the hard dry ground. During October were the heavier rains known in Scripture as "the former rains."

 

Note: Before the Babylonian captivity this month was referred to as Bul (1 Kings 6:38).

 

Traditional Remembrances:

Heshvan 17 - Commemorates the beginning of the great Flood, according to certain tradition.

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Nisan - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Iyyar - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Sivan - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Tammuz - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Av - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Elul - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Tishri - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Cheshvan - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Chislev - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Tebeth - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Shebat - Season, Feasts and Festivals

Adar - Season, Feasts and Festivals

 

The Sacred Year of Israel

Introduction

Overview

Intercalary Month

Latter Rains

Early Rains

The Dry and Hot Seasons

The Cold Season

The Rainy Season

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Table of Contents

Overview

Nisan

Iyyar

Sivan

Tammuz

Av

Elul

Tishri

Cheshvan

Chislev

Tebeth

Shebat

Adar

 

 

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