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Biblical Calendar
 
 
     
NEW MOON STUDY SHEETS
 
     
 
Abib versus The Vernal Equinox
   
     
 
New Moon or No Moon?
   
         
Biblical Timekeeping
   
 
 
     
   
     
Calendars
 
NEW MOON BIBLE CALENDAR CHART
 
Calendars
 
       
(Genesis 1:14; Psalm 104:19)
   
                       
     
ORDINAL POSITIONS OF THE MOONS
 
NAMES OF THE MOONS IN THE BIBLE*
PLACE IN THE BIBLE WHERE NAMES OF THE MOONS CAN BE FOUND
WHERE NEW MOONS OCCUR ON GREGORIAN-ROMAN CALENDAR
NORTHERN HEMISPHERE SEASONS
 
     
First
 
Abib**/Nisan

Ex. 13:4; 23:15, 34:18; Deut. 16:1; Neh. 2:1, Esther 3:7

March/April
Spring
 
     
Second
 
Zif (Ziv)
1 Kings 6:1, 37
April/May
Spring
 
     
Third
Sivan
Esther 8:9
May/June
Spring
 
     
Fourth
 
-nameless-
2 Kings 25:3; 1 Chrn.27:7; Jer. 39:2,52:6; Ezek.1:1; Zech.8:19
June/July
Summer
 
     
Fifth
 
-nameless-
Num. 33:38; 2 Kings 25:8; 1Chrn. 27:8; Ezra 7:8-9; more
July/August
Summer
 
     
Sixth
 
Elul
Nehemiah 6:15
August/September
Summer
 
     
Seventh
 
Ethanim
1 Kings 8:2
September/October
Autumn/Fall
 
     
Eighth
 
Bul
1 Kings 6:38
October/November
Autumn/Fall
 
     
Ninth
 
Chisleu(Chislev)
Nehemiah 1:1; Zech. 7:1
November/December
Autumn/Fall
 
     
Tenth
 
Tebeth
Esther 2:16
December/January
Winter
 
     
Eleventh
 
Sebat (Shebat)
Zechariah 1:7
January/February
Winter
 
     
Twelveth
 
Adar***
Ezra 6:15; Esther 3:7, 13, 8:12, 9:1, 15, 17, 19, 21
February/March
Winter
 
                         
      NOTES:  
         
      * The listed names are from the King James Version. Names in parentheses are found in other translations.  
         
      **The word Abib, used in the Bible in reference to the first moon, is a Hebrew word meaning “to be tender; green, i.e. a young ear of grain…green ears of corn” (SECB). It is this same Hebrew word which is translated “ear” in Ex. 9:31 KJV. The command in Deut. 16:1 to “observe the month of Abib...” simply means to “look/watch out for the new moon becoming visible at the time there is barley green ears of corn/grain.” “This month (moon, new moon) shall be to you the beginning of months (moons, new moons): it shall be the first month (moon, new moon) of the year to you,” Ex. 12:2. Certainly, there was barley green ears of corn/grain in Goshen where the Israelites were residing while in Egypt (Ex. 9:25, 31, 26) when Yahweh gave this instruction to Moses and Aaron. The word this, implies they were watching that new moon along with Yahweh while He gave them that command. He was actually pointing out a particular moon to them. This was in the beginning of Spring, the only time when barley green ears of corn/grain can be found. Concentrate keenly on the condition of the barley in the Middle East, specifically in Israel (Isa. 2:3; Micah 4:2), as the ear MUST be green and ALREADY containing maturing corn/grain at the time the new moon ALWAYS becoming visible at that stage of the barley makes its appearing. The coinciding of both the barley green ears of corn/grain AND the new moon, at the beginning of Spring, BIBLICALLY, is STILL the determining factor to establishing the CORRECT beginning of the year for worship purposes (Gen. 1:14; Ex. 12; Lev. 23; 25; Num. 28-29; Deut. 16:1-17; Ps. 104:19; Isa. 66:23; Col. 2:16-17) and civil life as long as the sun and the moon exists in the sight of all mankind.  
         
     

***The Hebrew calendar adjusts for "leap years" by adding an occasional additional month. The below is from Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adar):

Adar (Hebrew: אֲדָר, Standard Adar) is the sixth month of the civil year and the twelfth month of the religious year on the Hebrew calendar. It is a winter month of 29 days. In leap years, it is preceded by a 30-day intercalary month named Adar Aleph (Aleph being the first letter of the Jewish alphabet), Adar Rishon (First Adar) or Adar I and it is then itself called Adar Bet (Bet being the second letter of the Jewish Alphabet), Adar Sheni (Second Adar) or Adar II. Occasionally instead of Adar I and Adar II, "Adar" and "Ve'Adar" are used (Ve means 'and' thus: And Adar). Adar I and II occur during FebruaryMarch on the Gregorian calendar.

 
         
      Special Thanks & Appreciation to Augustus Paul who contributed most of the information in this chart.  
 
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