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Names of the Months of the Jewish Calendar

Biblical and Babylonian Month Names

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Shofar   Bohemia Probably 18th century Item number: 89.4.2899 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shofar.Bohemia.Probably 18th century.Item number: 89.4.2899 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The months of the Jewish calendar are referred to mostly by number in the Bible, but were also given names almost identical to the names for the Babylonian months.
  1. Nissan
  2. Iyar
  3. Sivan
  4. Tamuz
  5. Av
  6. Elul
  7. Tishrei
  8. Cheshvan
  9. Kislev
  10. Tevet
  11. Shevat
  12. Adar I
  13. (Adar II)

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