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
Miscellaneous Former rains
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
Jeremiah 36:9,22
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)
John 4:35
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
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
Ezra 10:9
Return from Captivity 24 Haggai’s 3rd prophecy
Haggai 2:10,18
Return from Captivity 24 Haggai’s 4th prophecy
Haggai 2:20,10
Maccabees & Hasmoneans 25 Jews’ Feast of the Dedication (Lights/Hanukkah)
John 10:22
since 164BC
Light rain drops on grass.
Light Rain by Unknown, Public Domain

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