The Month of Kislev in the Bible
The ninth month in the Jewish spiritual calendar isn't named in the Bible. In the civil or financial calendar it is the third month and is named Kislev. In a typical year there are thirty days in this month but occasionally there are twenty-nine, if day needs to be removed from the year to keep the calendar in alignment with lunar events. In the Gregorian (Western) calendar it corresponds to the period from the middle of November to the middle of December. It is the time when the first rains arrive.
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|Period||Start Day||End Day||Event||Year|
Jeremiah 5:24; Hosea 6:3; Joel 2:23; Deuteronomy 11:14; Job 29:23; James 5:7
|Kings of the Twelve Tribes||Servants/David: Abiezer (“my father is help”) the Anetothite (“one afflicted”)
I Chronicles 27:12
|Kings of Judah||Fast proclaimed, words of Jeremiah read
|Captivity in Babylon||Hanani visits Nehemiah at Shushan?
Nehemiah 1:1; 2:1,6
|Gospels & Apostles||Jesus uses type of unseen harvest 4 months future (approx)
|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
|Return from Captivity||4||Zechariah ch.7
Zechariah 1:7; 7:1
|Return from Captivity||20||People agree to separate from wives of surrounding nations
|Return from Captivity||24||Haggai’s 3rd prophecy
|Return from Captivity||24||Haggai’s 4th prophecy
|Maccabees & Hasmoneans||25||Jews’ Feast of the Dedication (Lights/Hanukkah)