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New Year
New Year Festival
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
New Year
New Year. Ten-day period of penitence which begins the Jewish new year.See Feasts and Festivals of Israel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
New Year
New Year The starting point of a Calendar represents the New Year. In many cultures the turn of the year is marked by special celebrations, commonly designated the New Year Festival. The time and nature of these festivities varied considerably in the ancient Near East. I. In the Ancient Near EastA.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
New Year Festival
New Year Festival (Heb. ro’sh hashanah, “the beginning [lit., head] of the year”), the festival celebrated on the first day of the month of Tishri (Sept./Oct.), the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. Basic regulations for the observance of the New Year Festival appear in Lev. 23:23–25 and Num. 29:1–6.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
New Year
New YearTraditionally a time of celebration, renewal, and ritual. In the agrarian societies of the ancient Near East, the New Year festivities corresponded to the cyclical agricultural season; elaborate ceremonies marked the phenomenon of transition from one season into the next. The peoples of the
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
New Year
New Year (Heb. rō˒š haššānâ “head of the year”).† The day (and often by extension the season) marking the beginning of a new calendar year, widely observed throughout the ancient Near East by a variety of elaborate festivals.In Egypt the statue of the god Horus was brought forth from his temple
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
New Year Festival
New Year FestivalNew Year Festival (Heb. Rosh Hashanah, ‘the beginning [lit. ‘head’] of the year’), the festival celebrated on the first day of the month of Tishri (Sept.-Oct.), the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. Basic regulations for the observance of the New Year Festival appear in Lev. 23:23–25
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
New Year
NEW YEAR — a solemn occasion that occurred in the month of Tishri or Ethanim (1 Kin. 8:2), the first month in the Hebrew year. The law of Moses directed that this holiday should be observed by “blowing the trumpets” (Num. 29:1). Thus, this festival is also known as the feast of trumpets. Today this event
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
NEW YEAR
NEW YEAR [ראֹשׁ הַשָּׁנָהroʾsh hashanah]. The first day or days of an annual CALENDAR. No date or dates are labeled “the new year” in the OT. The only time the term later used for the new year—“the head/beginning of the year” (roʾsh hashanah)—appears is in Ezek 40:1, where the prophet’s vision is dated
ROSH HA-SHANAH
ROSH HA-SHANAH rosh´huh-shah´nuh [ראֹשׁ הַשָּׁנָהroʾsh hashanah]. The term literally means “head of the year” and refers to the Jewish NEW YEAR festival, celebrated on the first day of the seventh month. Leviticus 23:24 prescribes the blowing of the shofar (ram’s horn) on Rosh Hashanah, a custom preserved