The Month of Marcheshvan (Bul) in the Bible
The eighth month in the Jewish spiritual calendar is named Bul. In the civil or financial calendar it is the second month and is named Marcheshvan. In a typical year there are twenty-nine days in this month but occasionally there are thirty, if a leap-day is needed to keep the calendar in alignment with lunar events. In the Gregorian (Western) calendar it corresponds to the period from the middle of October to the middle of November. It is the time when grain seed is planted and saw the finish of Solomon's construction of the Temple. The prophet Zechariah issued an appeal to the people to return to the land of Israel and to return to serving God.
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|Period||Start Day||End Day||Event||Year|
Psalm 1; Jeremiah 17:8
|Kings of the Twelve Tribes||Solomon’s Temple construction (finish, 7yrs total)
I Kings 6:38,1,37; II Chronicles 3:2; Acts 7:47
|Kings of the Twelve Tribes||Servants/David: Sibbecai (“a weaver”) the Hushathite (“eager with excitement”)
I Chronicles 27:11
|Return from Captivity||Zechariah ch.1 - appeal to return
|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
|Kingdom of God (Millennium)||1||New Moon: Burnt Offerings made in the Kingdom
|Kings of Israel & Ephraim||15||False feast of Jeroboam in Bethel
I Kings 12:32,33