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Tebeth

Hebrew: טֵבֶת —transliteration: Tebeth —meaning: tenth Hebrew month

also known as: Tevet

Assyrian: tebituv, “rain.”

This is the tenth month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year and the fourth month of the civil year.

The name first appears in the Old Testament in Esther 2:16).

The word is probably of Persian origin, denoting the cold time of the year, and during the Captivity was used by the later Jews as denoting their tenth month.

Jewish months

Month Number
Biblical
Ecclesiastical
Civil Name Days Rough
equivalent
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
6 12 Elul 29 Aug–Sep
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
12 6 Adar 29 Feb–Mar

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Article Version: June 4, 2021