"Tevet" the tenth Hebrew month.

"Tevet" the tenth Hebrew month.

"Tevet" in Hebrew comes from the Akkadian 'tabitu' "that oneself sinks" , (this due to the floods and mudflats caused after the rains that there are at this time).

This is the fourth month of the current Hebrew calendar. That begins with the Creation of the world, and the tenth month according to the order of the months in the Tanakh, which begins with the month of Nisan, in commemoration of the departure of the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt.

The name given to the month of Tevet in the Tanakh is simply "the tenth month", following the ordinal numbering, like the rest of the months of the Hebrew year in the Torah, and is already named in the Book of Bereshit -Genesis as "The waters continued to diminish gradually until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the peaks of the mountains appeared"

Its current name "Tevet", has its origins in the names of the months from ancient Babylon, from the Akkadian language.
"Tevet" already appears with its new Babylonian name in the Tanakh, only once when it says:
"Esther was presented to King Ahasuerus, in the royal palace, the tenth month, which is the month of Tevet, in the seventh year of his reign "(Book of Esther 2:16).

Tevet always has 29 days, and it is the first month of winter (boreal ), parallel to the Gregorian months of December and January, depending on the year.

His zodiac sign is Capricorn, since this month the goats go out to graze, after the lavish rains of the month and the previous months of Cheshvan and Kislev.

We wish you a Chodesh Tov!

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