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THE JEWISH CALENDAR

The Jewish Calendar is divide into several parts. One is the " Sacred year" and then the "Civil year" The sacred year begins in the spring then the First month of Civil year is the seven Sacred month.

Twelve Lunar months with a thirteen month seven times in every nineteen years. The Natural Day went from Sunrise to Sunset with the Natural night from Sunset to Sunrise. From Sunset to Sunset was the Civil Day.

Hours were counted from six in the morning and six in the evening.

The First Watch was in the evening from six to nine, Second Watch was from nine to twelve, Third Watch was from twelve to three, and the Fourth Watch was from three to six in the morning. Each Watch was a three hour period.

 

THE MONTH

1st Month - Abib or Nisan

2nd Month - Ziv or Lyar

3rd Month - Sivan

4th Month - Tammuz

5th Month -Ab

6th Month - Elul

7th Month - Ethanim or Tishri

8th Month - Bul or Marchesvan

9th Month - Chislev

10th Month - Tebeth

11th Month - Shebat

12th Month - Adar

APPROXIMATELY

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

January

February

March

FEASTS

Passover

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Pentecost

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Tabernacles

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Dedication

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Purium