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(Assyro-Babylonian, Kislimu) (30 Days, sometimes 29)
November/December (Ploughing and sowing).
Neh 1:1; Zech 7:1; 1 Macc 1:54
9th month of the religious calendar.
3rd month of the civil calendar.
Chislev 1 – New Moon
Chislev 25 – Feast of Lights, Hanukkah (1 Macc 4:52 ff) 8 days
During this month there would be much plowing and sowing of wheat and barley.
Note: According to II Maccabees the festival of Hanukkah was celebrated in the same manner as the Feast of Tabernacles, by carrying palm branches and singing songs of praise.
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