Focusing on the Hebrew months, Jewish festivals, and special days which continue to influence our lives.
As the Omer continues to be counted, we come to the third month on the biblical calendar. After the days of the Babylonian exile, this month took on the name Sivan, and is identified as such in Esther 8:9....Not long after Rosh Chodesh, the counting of the Omer is concluded and we come to the Feast of Weeks.
TOPICScounting of the Omer, firstfruits, giving of Torah, harvest, matan Torah, omer, Shavuot, Sivan
Sivan is the third month of the biblical calendar year. The name "Sivan" is the Babylonian name of the month. It is referred to as such in the Bible, "So the king's scribes were called at that time in the third month (that is, the month of Sivan), on the twenty-third day..." 1 The Torah refers to the month simply as "the third month" as it says in Exodus 19:1, "In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai." In the...
TOPICSfirstfruits, harvest, matan Torah, Pentecost, shavuot, shofar, Sinai, Sivan
Last month brought us the daily counting of the Omer, which started during the Festival of Unleavened Bread and ends this month at Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks. The month of Sivan, which is the third month on the biblical calendar, has several events that are remembered. With the recounting of the story of Ruth, the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and the empowering of the believers as recorded in the book of Acts, this month is full of events that are remembered. It is a good and healthy practice to remember events, relationships, and the words of...
TOPICSagreements, covenant, covenant loyalty, Feast of Weeks, giving of Torah, matan Torah, omer, Ruth, Shavuot, Sinai, Sivan, Torah, tzitzit, zachor