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The Jewish Calendar

The Jews used two kinds of calendars:
Civil Calendar: official calendar of kings, childbirth, and contracts
Sacred Calendar: from which festivals were computed
Names of
Months
Corresponds
with
No. of
Days
Month of
Civil Year
Month of
Sacred Year
Tishri
Heshvan
Chislev
Tebeth
Shebat
Adar
Nisan
Iyar
Sivan
Tammuz 
Ab
* Elul
Sept-Oct
Oct-Nov
Nov-Dec
Dec-Jan
Jan-Feb
Feb-Mar
Mar-Apr
Apr-May
May-June
June-July
July-Aug
Aug-Sept
30
29 or 30
29 or 30
29 
30 
29 or 30
30 
29
30
29
30
29
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
7th
8th
9th
10th
11th
12th
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
5th
6th
* Hebrew months were alternately 30 and 29 days long.
Their year, shorter than ours, had 354 days. Therefore,
about every 3 years (7 times in 19 years) an extra 29-day-
month, VEADAR, was added between ADAR and NISAN.
The Jewish Day was from sunset to sunset, in 8 equal parts:
First Watch
Second Watch
Third Watch
Fourth Watch
First Watch
Second Watch
Third Watch
Fourth Watch
Sunset to 9 P.M.
9 P.M. to Midnight
Midnight to 3 A.M.
3 A.M. to Sunrise
Sunrise to 9 A.M.
9 A.M. to Noon
Noon to 3 P.M.
3 P.M. to Sunset


Jewish Feasts

Feast of
Jewish Calendar
Month
Day
Month
Ref
* Passover
(Unleavened Bread)
Nisan
14-21
Mar-Apr
Ex. 12:43-13:10
Matt 26:17-20
* Pentecost 
(First Fruits or Weeks)
Sivan
6 (50 days
after Passover)
May-June
Deut 16:9-12
Acts 2:1
Trumpets
Rosh Hashanah
Tishri
1,2
Sept-Oct
Num. 29:1-6
Day of Atonement
Yom Kippur
Tishri
10
Sept-Oct
Lev 23:26-32
Heb 9:7
* Tabernacles
(Booths or Ingathering)
Tishri
15-22
Sept-Oct
Neh 8:13-18
John 7:2
Dedication (Lights)
Hanukkah
Chislev
25 (8 days)
Nov-Dec
John 10:22
Purim (Lots)
Adar
14,15
Feb-Mar
Esth 9:18-32
* The three major feasts for which all males of Israel were required to travel to the Temple in Jerusalem (Ex. 23:14-19)

From Nelson's Complete Book of Bible Maps & Charts pg 48,169


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