from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of Shevat.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See Sebat.
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- n. the fifth month of the civil year: the eleventh month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar (in January and February)
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On the twenty-fourth day of the eleventh month, the month of Shebat, in the second year of Darius, the word of the LORD came to the prophet Zechariah son of Berechiah son of Iddo; and Zechariah said, In the night I saw a man riding on a red horse!
Half Chisleu, all Tebeth, and half Shebat was the winter.
Chisleu, whole Tebeth, and half Shebat, is the winter.
The lateward seed, or that which is hid and lieth long in the earth; "The wheat and the spelt which do not soon ripen, are sown in Marchesvan; the early seed, the barley, which soon ripens, is sown in Shebat and Adar."
Hence that axiom in Rosh Hashanah, "The first day of the month Shebat is the beginning of the year for trees, according to the school of Shammai; but, according to that of Hillel, the fifteenth day."
"R. Jonah saith, 'Let him reckon a hundred days backwards; and if the fifteenth day of the month Shebat falls within that number, then he may know when they were put forth.'"
Shebat, and Adar, his circuit is over the deserts, in order to protect the seed sown from being scorched.
The date of the death of Gaius (Shebat 22) was appointed as a day of memorial in the Jewish calendar; and for a little time the Jews had a respite from tyranny.
Tebet were the months during which Sihon and Og were conquered by the Israelites, and in Shebat occurred the sanguinary campaign of the eleven tribes against the godless children of
Shebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of Jehovah unto