Hebrew month names, was [b-hebrew] Thera quote

MarianneLuban at aol.com MarianneLuban at aol.com
Sun Aug 29 21:19:59 EDT 2004


In a message dated 8/29/2004 6:06:02 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 
kwrandolph at email.com writes:


> True, the only month I’ve found named in Torah was )BYB [Exodus 13:4, 
> 23:15, 34:18 Leviticus 2:14 Deuteronomy 16:1 ]. However, the month of ZW was 
> mentioned in 1 Kings 6:1, )TNYM in 1 Kings 8:2 and BWL in 1 Kings 6:28 showing 
> that the Hebrew months had names that were forgotten during the Babylonian 
> Exile. That they were named shows that the names were in use.

I thought the months of the Hebrew calendar were taken from the Babylonians.  
So, if that is so, why would the names of the months be forgotten during the 
Babylonian exile?



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