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Ab
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also rendered “Av.” The fifth month in the Hebrew calendar, falls around July and August. It is not mentioned in the Bible, but Josephus identifies Ab as the month in which Aaron died (Antiquities, 4.4.6; compare Num 33:38). In Jewish communities, the ninth day of the month (Tish b’Av) commemorates the destruction of the Jerusalem temple (both the first and the second temples).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ab
Ab (אָב‎, av). Also rendered “Av.” The fifth month in the Hebrew calendar, falls around July and August. It is not mentioned in the Bible, but Josephus identifies Ab as the month in which Aaron died (Antiquities, 4.4.6; compare Num 33:38). In Jewish communities, the ninth day of the month (Tish b’Av)
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ab
AB [Heb ʾāb (אָב)]. The fifth month of the Hebrew calendar, roughly corresponding to July and August. See CALENDAR.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ab
Ab. Month in the Hebrew calendar, about mid-July to mid-August.See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ab
2. The postexilic name of the fifth month of the Hebrew calendar (July/Aug.), when olives were harvested. See Calendar.R. K. Harrison
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ab
AB* Month in the Hebrew calendar, about mid-July to mid-August. See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ab
Ab, the fifth month (mid-July to mid-August) in the Jewish religious calendar (equivalent to the eleventh month in the agricultural calendar). The ninth of Ab is the day set aside by tradition for fasting and mourning in commemoration of the destruction of the temple by the Babylonians (587/6 bce) and
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ab
Ab (Heb. ʾaḇ)The fifth month of the Hebrew sacred calendar (July/Aug.); this postexilic name was borrowed by the Jews from the Babylonian Abu. In this month the grapes and figs are harvested and on the seventh day a great fast commemorates the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (587/586 b.c.e.).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Ab
Ab [ăb] (Heb. ˒aḇ). The fifth month of the Hebrew year (July/August); this postexilic name was borrowed by the Jews from the Babylonian Abu. In this month the grapes and figs are harvested and on the seventh day a great fast commemorating the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar (587/586 B.C.)
Catholic Bible Dictionary
AB
AB The fifth month of the Hebrew calendar (corresponding to July/August). The month was noted especially for the traditional harvesting of grapes and figs. The ninth day of Ab is kept as a day of fast to mark the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 b.c. and again by Titus
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ab
AB (āb). Babylonian name of the fifth ecclesiastical and the eleventh civil month of the Jewish year. It was introduced after the Babylonian captivity, and is not mentioned in Scripture, in which it is known as the fifth month (Num. 33:38), i.e., July–August.
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Ab
AbAb (ahb; from Akkadian abu), the fifth month in the Jewish sacred calendar equivalent to the eleventh month in the Jewish civil calendar. It is usually parts of July and August. See also Time.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AB (2)
AB (2)( אָב‎ [’abh]): The name of the fifth month in the Hebrew calendar, the month beginning in our July. The name does not appear in the Bible, but Josephus gives it to the month in which Aaron died (Ant., IV, iv, 6; compare Numbers 33:38).