Abib 'abib (Hebrew) [from the verbal root abab to be fresh, green; to blossom, bear fruit] Ear or sprout (of grain); first month of the Hebrew sacred year, equivalent to March-April and beginning with the new moon. Hodesh ha-'abib was the "month of green corn"; later, after the exile, called Nisan during which the vernal equinox was celebrated.
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English to English translation of Abib abib \a"bib\ (&?;), n. [heb. abīb, 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.
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English to English translation of 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).