Hebrew: שְׁבָט —transliteration: Shebat
also known as: Shevat, Shevat, Shvat and Shebat
This is the name of the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical Jewish year, extending from the new moon of February to that of March. Its first Biblical mention is in Zechariah 1:7. In the Jewish civil calendar, this is the fifth month.
The word is of foreign origin to the Jews and may have been adopted during the Babylonian exile.
Assyrian: sabatu —meaning: storm; as the month of destroying rain
The related Babylonian calendar name is Araḫ Šabaṭu.
Sample Biblical events that occured in this month
- Moses repeated the Torah (Deuteronomy 1:3)
- Asher was born
- Zechariah made a prophecy (Zechariah 1:7–16)
|1||7||Nisan / Abib||30||Mar–Apr|
|2||8||Zif (Ziv) / Iyar||29||Apr–May|
|3||9||Sivan / Siwan||30||May–Jun|
|4||10||Tammuz / Tamuz||29||Jun–Jul|
|5||11||Av / Ab||30||Jul–Aug|
|7||1||Ethanim / Tisri (Tishrei))||30||Sep–Oct|
|8||2||Bul / Marcheshvan (Cheshvan)||29/30||Oct–Nov|
|9||3||Chisleu / Chislev / Kislev||30/29||Nov–Dec|
|10||4||Tebeth / Tevet||29||Dec–Jan|
|11||5||Sebat / Shevat / Shvat / Shebat||30||Jan–Feb|