The Month of Shebat in the Bible

The eleventh month in the Jewish spiritual calendar isn't named in the Bible. In the civil or financial calendar it is the fifth month and is named Shebat. In a typical year there are thirty days in this month. In the Gregorian (Western) calendar it corresponds to the period from the middle of January to the middle of February. It is the time of the much heavier “latter” rains.

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Period Start Day End Day Event Year
Miscellaneous Latter (heavy) rains
Jeremiah 5:24; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Deuteronomy 11:14; Job 29:23; Proverbs 16:15; Jeremiah 3:3; Zechariah 10:1; James 5:7; II Samuel 23:4
Kings of the Twelve Tribes Servants/David: Benaiah (“Yah has built”) the Pirathonite (“one princely”)
I Chronicles 27:14
Israel’s Journey from Egypt 1 Moses speaks all Deuteronomy (covenant) to Israel in Moab
Deuteronomy 1:3; 11:32; 29:1; 34:5
Israel’s Journey from Egypt 1 Song of Moses given to Israel
Deuteronomy 1:3; 31:22; Deuteronomy 32
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
Kingdom of God (Millennium) 1 New Moon: Burnt Offerings made in the Kingdom
Ezekiel 46:6
Before Israel entered Egypt 12 The Flood: Raven & Dove sent (after 40 days)
Genesis 8:6
Before Israel entered Egypt 19 The Flood: Dove sent 2nd time (7 days later)
Genesis 8:10
Return from Captivity 24 Zechariah’s 7 visions
Zechariah 1:7
Before Israel entered Egypt 26 The Flood: Dove sent 3rd time (7 days later)
Genesis 8:12
Raindrops splashing in the water.
Heavy Rain by Unknown, Public Domain

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