Definition of Hebrew calendar
1. Noun. (Judaism) the calendar used by the Jews; dates from 3761 BC (the assumed date of the Creation of the world); a lunar year of 354 days is adjusted to the solar year by periodic leap years.
Category relationships: Judaism
Generic synonyms: Lunisolar Calendar
Terms within: Jewish Calendar Month, Tishri, Heshvan, Chislev, Kislev, Tebet, Tevet, Shebat, Shevat, Adar, Adar Sheni, Veadar, Nisan, Nissan, Iyar, Iyyar, Sivan, Siwan, Tammuz, Thammuz, Ab, Av, Ellul, Elul
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Literary usage of Hebrew calendar
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The True Boundaries of the Holy Land: As Described in Numbers XXXIV: 1-12 by Samuel Hillel Isaacs (1917)
"To this was added a Perpetual hebrew calendar which is so constructed as to ... When the correctness of the hebrew calendar for futurity was called into ..."
2. The measures, weights, & moneys of all nations; and an analysis of the by Wesley Stoker B. Woolhouse (1881)
"As the Diary is out of print the following introductory extract may be acceptable :— " Of all calendars known the hebrew calendar is the most complicated. ..."
3. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1891)
"hebrew calendar is ... of the hebrew calendar. According to Thevenot the first Nesan in the Christian year 1665 fell on the 13th October—the Mandai calendar ..."
4. Armageddon: Or, The Overthrow of Romanism and Monarchy: the Existence of the by Samuel Davies Baldwin, Making of America Project (1854)
"We must, then, look into this hebrew calendar, and ascertain its modes of computing time, and then wo shall be able to make our deductions understandingly. ..."
5. Biography of Nathan Barnert, His Character and Achievements: Including by Michael T. Baum (1914)
"... eighteen hundred and eighty-one, (the fourteenth day of Tamuz, five thousand six hundred and forty-one, hebrew calendar), the mother of the said Nathan ..."