The Month Tebeth


(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.

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