The Month of Tebet in the Bible

The tenth month in the Jewish spiritual calendar isn't named in the Bible. In the civil or financial calendar it is the fourth month and is named Tebet. In a typical year there are twenty-nine days in this month. In the Gregorian (Western) calendar it corresponds to the period from the middle of December to the middle of January. It is the time of deep Winter when Esther was chosen and brought into the royal house of Ahasuerus (probably Darius the Persian).

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Period Start Day End Day Event Year
Maccabees & Hasmoneans 2 Jews’ Feast of the Dedication (Lights/Hanukkah)
John 10:22
since 164BC
Miscellaneous Winter
Genesis 8:22; John 10:22; Acts 27:12; I Corinthians 16:6; II Timothy 4:21; Titus 3:12
Kings of the Twelve Tribes Servants/David: Maharai (“impetuous”) the Netophathite (“to distil or fall in droplets”)
I Chronicles 27:13
Captivity in Babylon Esther begins her preparation
Esther 2:16,12
Captivity in Babylon Esther taken into Ahasuerus’ house royal
Esther 2:16
Captivity in Babylon A fast during captivity (?)
Zechariah 8:19
Before Israel entered Egypt 1 The Flood: Tops of the mountains seen
Genesis 8:5; 7:11
The Law of Moses 1 New Moon: 2x Trumpets blown, solemn feast day
Numbers 10:10; Psalm 81:3; I Samuel 20:18,24; II Kings 4:23; Isaiah 66:23; Ezekiel 46:1; Colossians 2:16; Amos 8:5
The Law of Moses 1 New Moon: Burnt Offerings
Numbers 28:11-15
Captivity in Babylon 1 Ezekiel ch. 26
Ezekiel 26:1; 24:1; 1:1,1-2
Return from Captivity 1 Matter of separation (start)
Ezra 10:16
Kingdom of God (Millennium) 1 New Moon: Burnt Offerings made in the Kingdom
Ezekiel 46:6
Captivity in Babylon 5 Ezekiel ch. 33: news that Jerusalem has fallen
Ezekiel 33:21; 1:1,1-2
Captivity in Babylon 10 Ezekiel ch. 24: Ezek. told Nebuch. is come against Jerus.
Ezekiel 24:1; 1:1,1-2
Captivity in Babylon 10 ⚔️ Nebuchadnezzar came against Jerusalem, no bread (4th invasion, final deportation) (start)
II Kings 25:1; Jeremiah 39:1; 52:4; Joel 1:4; Jeremiah 15:4; I Chronicles 6:15; Isaiah 39:6
Captivity in Babylon 12 Ezekiel ch. 29: prophecy against Pharoah
Ezekiel 29:1; 1:1,1-2
Snowy mountains.
Snowy mountains by Unknown, Public Domain

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