The Month of Elul in the Bible

The sixth month in the Jewish spiritual calendar isn't named in the Bible. In the civil or financial calendar it is the twelfth month, the last month in the civil year, and is named Elul. 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 August to the middle of September. It is the time of the olive harvest.

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Period Start Day End Day Event Year
Return from Captivity 25 Nehemiah rebuilds wall of Jerusalem in 52 days
Nehemiah 6:15; Jeremiah 30:18
Miscellaneous Olive harvest
Exodus 27:20; Psalm 52:8; Isaiah 17:6; 24:13; Zechariah 4:3
Kings of the Twelve Tribes Servants/David: Ira (“wakefulness/watchful of a city”), son of Ikkesh (“perverse/twisted”)
I Chronicles 27:9
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
Return from Captivity 1 Haggai’s 1st prophecy
Haggai 1:1
Kingdom of God (Millennium) 1 New Moon: Burnt Offerings made in the Kingdom
Ezekiel 46:6
Captivity in Babylon 5 Ezekiel ch. 8
Ezekiel 8:1; 1:1,1-2
Return from Captivity 24 Temple in building (start)
Ezra 5:2; Haggai 1:15
Bunch of Olives.
Olives by LoggaWiggler, Pixabay

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