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Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Eighth month of the Hebrew calendar (1 Kgs 6:38). Corresponds approximately to October/November. The eighth month was also known as Marcheshvan (מַרְחֶשְׁוָן‎, marcheshwan) or Heshvan (חֶשְׁוָן‎, cheshwan), a name that appears to have derived from a corruption of the phrase “eighth month” (יֶרַח שְׁמִינִי‎, yerach sheminiy). The names Marcheshvan and Heshvan are not used in the Bible. For further information, see this article: Calendar.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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Bul (בּוּל‎, bul). Eighth month of the Hebrew calendar (1 Kgs 6:38). Corresponds approximately to October/November. The eighth month was also known as Marcheshvan (מַרְחֶשְׁוָן‎, marcheshwan) or Heshvan (חֶשְׁוָן‎, cheshwan), a name that appears to have derived from a corruption of the phrase “eighth month” (יֶרַח
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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BUL [Heb bûl (בּוּל)]. The eighth month of the Canaanite calendar, roughly corresponding to October–November. See CALENDARS.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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Bul. Eighth month of the preexilic Canaanite calendar. In this month King Solomon’s temple was completed (1 Kgs 6:38).See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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Bul bul [Heb. bûl]. The name of the eighth month of the Jewish year (1 K. 6:38). It is of Phoenician origin and signifies the month of rain, the beginning of the rainy season. See Calendar II.A.Fragment of a large slate palette outlined by a horned bull attacking a man (Egyptian Archaic Period,
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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BUL* Eighth month of the preexilic Canaanite calendar. In this month King Solomon’s temple was completed (1 Kgs 6:38). See Calendars, Ancient and Modern.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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Bul (Heb. bûl)The eighth month of the Israelite calendar (Oct.–Nov.; 1 Kgs. 6:38). Also known as the month of rain, it is the month for the sowing of wheat and barley and for the harvesting of olives (in northern Galilee) and winter figs. After the Exile the Hebrews adopted its Babylonian name, Marheshvan.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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Bul [bŏol] (Heb. bûl). The eighth month of the Jewish year (1 Kgs. 6:38), coinciding with the period mid-October to mid-November. It is the month for the sowing of wheat and barley and for the harvesting of olives (in northern Galilee) and winter figs. Also known as the month of rain, its Babylonian
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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BUL The eighth month of the ancient Canaanite calendar. The month corresponded approximately to October–November (1 Kgs 6:38).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
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BUL (būl). The eighth ecclesiastical month of the Jewish year (1 Kings 6:38). See Time.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
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Bulrainy, the eighth ecclesiastical month of the year (1 Kings 6:38), and the second month of the civil year; later called Marchesvan (q.v.). (See MONTH.)
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
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BulBul (bool; Heb., ‘produce’?), a term designating the old Canaanite name for the eighth month of the year (1 Kings 6:38, approximately October-November). After the Exile, this month was called Markheshvan by the Hebrews.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
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BUL [bool] — the Canaanite name of the eighth month of the Israelite year (1 Kin. 6:38). Also see Calendar.
Key passages
1 Ki 6:38

In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, that is, the eighth month, the house was finished according to all his specifications and according to all his plans. He had built it in seven years.