The Month Shebat

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(Assyro-Babylonian, Shabatu) (30 Days)

January/February (New year for trees, winter figs).

Zech 1:7; 1 Macc 16:14

11th month of the religious calendar.

5th month of the civil calendar.

Shebat 1 - New Moon

Shebat 15 New Year for Trees

 

This is the coldest month, which brings with it dark and gloomy days and heavy rainfalls. It was considered the New Year's Day for Trees because most of the annual rains occurred before Shebat, so that the trees which blossom afterward were considered as belonging to another year.

 

Note: The school of Shammai determined that the New Year for Trees occurred on the first day of the month, and the school of Hillel reasoned that the 15th of the month was the New Year for Trees with respect to the tithe. Because the school of Hillel is considered the standard authority, the 15th of Shebat has continued to be observed as a semi holy day.

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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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Overview

Nisan

Iyyar

Sivan

Tammuz

Av

Elul

Tishri

Cheshvan

Chislev

Tebeth

Shebat

Adar

 

 

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