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(Assyro-Babylonian, Tebetu) (29 Days)
December/January (Rainy winter months).
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).
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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