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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

ni'-san (nican): The first month of the Jewish year in which occurred the Passover and which corresponds to April. The month is the same as Abib, which occurs in the Pentateuch. Nisan occurs in Nehemiah 2:1 and Esther 3:7. It denotes "the month of flowers."


Strong's Hebrew
5212. Nisan -- first month of the Jewish religious year
... 5211, 5212. Nisan. 5213 . first month of the Jewish religious year.
Transliteration: Nisan Phonetic Spelling: (nee-sawn') Short Definition: Nisan. ...
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24. abib -- fresh, young ears, also Canaanite name for the first ...
... From an unused root (meaning to be tender); green, ie A young ear of grain; hence,
the name of the month Abib or Nisan -- Abib, ear, green ears of corn (not ...
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John Shows a Logical Order
... The events of this most wonderful week in the history of the world are tabulated
as follows: Saturday. Nisan 9. March 31. ... Sunday. Nisan 10. April 1. ...
/.../the new testament commentary vol iii john/john shows a logical order.htm

Note 1
... It is more probable that he used either the Jewish sacred year beginning 1st Nisan
(usually some time in March) or the Roman year beginning 1st January. ...
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The Question Then Agitated Concerning the Passover.
... dispute between the church of Asia Minor and the rest of Christendom was whether
the paschal communion should be celebrated on the fourteenth of Nisan, or on ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxiii the question then agitated.htm

The Teacher Come from God and the Teacher from Jerusalem - Jesus ...
... The Feast of the Passover commenced on the 15th Nisan, dating it, of course,
from the preceding evening. But before that - before ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter vi the teacher come.htm

Preparation for Passover. Disciples Contend for Precedence.
... The feast of unleavened bread began properly on the fifteenth of Nisan, and lasted
seven days, but this was the fourteenth Nisan, the day on which the paschal ...
/.../mcgarvey/the four-fold gospel/cxvii preparation for passover disciples.htm

Object of Christ in the Last Supper.
... Perhaps, as the Sanhedrim had determined to carry out their plans against him before
the feast, he spent Thursday, 13th Nisan, in Bethany, in order to employ ...
/.../section 265 object of christ.htm

The Disagreement in Asia.
... passages in John's Gospel, which are supposed by some to contradict the synoptic
account, and to put Christ's death on the fourteenth day of Nisan instead of ...
/.../pamphilius/church history/chapter xxiv the disagreement in asia.htm

The Chronology
... Whether it was the day of the sacrifice of the Passover (14 Nisan) or the day
following (15 Nisan), is not essential for the present question. ...
/.../rhees/the life of jesus of nazareth/iv the chronology.htm

The Cavils of the Pharisees Concerning Purification, and the ...
... Synagogue. Again, it is almost impossible to believe that it could have
been on the Passover day (15th Nisan). [3302] For we cannot ...
/.../the life and times of jesus the messiah/chapter xxxi the cavils of.htm

Last Week of Jesus.
... and at one time his enemies thought they were frustrated in their hope of seizing
him.[1] The sixth day before the feast (Saturday, 8th of Nisan, equal to the ...
// life of jesus/chapter xxiii last week of.htm

Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary

standard; miracle

Smith's Bible Dictionary


ATS Bible Dictionary

A Hebrew month, nearly answering to our April, but varying somewhat from year to year, according to the course of the moon. It was the seventh month of the civil year; but was made the first month of the sacred year, at the coming out of Egypt, Exodus 12:2. By Moses it is called Abib, Exodus 13:4. The name Nisan found only after the time of Ezra, and the return from the captivity of Babylon. See MONTIS.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Month of flowers, (Nehemiah 2:1) the first month of the Jewish sacred year. (see ABIB.) Assyrian nisannu, "beginning."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, formerly answering nearly to the month of April, now to March, of the Christian calendar. See Abib.
Nisan (2 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. NISAN. ...Nisan occurs in Nehemiah 2:1 and Esther
3:7. It denotes "the month of flowers." See CALENDAR. Multi-Version Concordance ...
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Pentecost (3 Occurrences)
... From the sixteenth of the month of Nisan (the second day of the Passover), seven
complete weeks, ie, forty-nine days, were to be reckoned, and this feast was ...
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... III. COLD SEASON. Sebat, latter half. Adar. [Veadar.] Nisan, former half. ... IV. HARVEST
TIME. Nisan, latter half. (Beginning about vernal equinox. Barley green. ...
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Abib (5 Occurrences)
... It was called Nisan, after the Captivity (Nehemiah 2:1). On the fifteenth day of
the month, harvest was begun by gathering a sheaf of barley, which was offered ...
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... cit., I, 415, note 167 where it is shown that Josephus reckons a year too much,
probably counting from Nisan 1 and including partial years). ...
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Cyrus (20 Occurrences)
... Ugbaru went against (some part of Babylon), and the son of the king died; and there
was mourning for him from the 27th of Adar to the 3rd of Nisan (six days). ...
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... XANTHICUS. zan'-thi-kus (Xanthikos): The name of a month which occurs in 2 Maccabees
11:30, 33, 38. It corresponds to Nisan (April) of the Jewish calendar. ...
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Xerxes (24 Occurrences)
... Esther 3:7 In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of
King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day ...
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Year (4027 Occurrences)
... vernal equinox, with the month Abib; and (2) according to a civil calendar, in which
the year began about the time of the autumnal equinox, with the month Nisan...
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Bible Concordance
Nisan (2 Occurrences)

Nehemiah 2:1 It happened in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, when wine was before him, that I took up the wine, and gave it to the king. Now I had not been before sad in his presence.

Esther 3:7 In the first month, which is the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, and chose the twelfth month, which is the month Adar.



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