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abib


abib


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Abib  \A"bib\,  n.  [Heb.  ab[=i]b,  lit.  an  ear  of  corn.  The  month 
  was  so  called  from  barley  being  at  that  time  in  ear.] 
  The  first  month  of  the  Jewish  ecclesiastical  year, 
  corresponding  nearly  to  our  April.  After  the  Babylonish 
  captivity  this  month  was  called  {Nisan}.  --Kitto. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Abib 
  an  ear  of  corn,  the  month  of  newly-ripened  grain  (Ex.  13:4; 
  23:15);  the  first  of  the  Jewish  ecclesiastical  year,  and  the 
  seventh  of  the  civil  year.  It  began  about  the  time  of  the  vernal 
  equinox,  on  21st  March.  It  was  called  Nisan,  after  the  Captivity 
  (Neh.  2:1).  On  the  fifteenth  day  of  the  month,  harvest  was  begun 
  by  gathering  a  sheaf  of  barley,  which  was  offered  unto  the  Lord 
  on  the  sixteenth  (Lev.  23:4-11). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Abib,  green  fruit;  ears  of  corn