Nisan (Hebrew ניסן, and Nissan ) is the seventh month after the " bourgeois " Jewish calendar and the first month after the " religious " calendar. He always takes 30 days. According to the Gregorian calendar of Nisan begins in mid-March.

Deposits in the Tanakh

:; (Est 3.7 LUT LUT Neh 2.1 ) is in the Tanakh is the name " Nisan " twice

" 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 the lot fell on the thirteenth day in the twelfth month, which is the month Adar. "

In the festival calendars of the books of Exodus and Deuteronomy, however, the month is called the " Aviv " - called - Spring month.

  • Passover (15th- 21st, 22 just outside of Israel )
  • The Counting of the Omer
  • The Yom haScho'a ( 27 )

Origin of the name

The term is derived from the Akkadian word nisannu, which refers to the spring bloom. Nisannu is a month name of the Babylonian calendar. The name Nisan used in today's Turkish and Arabic-speaking countries of the Levant (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq, Palestinian Territories ) and in the Kurdish language for the month of April of the Gregorian calendar.