The first of these is Abib, meaning the month of "green ears."
The festival of the New Moon might prevent him from fasting on Abib 1, 2.
Nisan, nī′san, n. the name given after the Captivity to the Jewish month Abib.
It must be killed on the fourteenth of the month Abib as the sun is setting, and the blood must be sprinkled with hyssop.
The ecclesiastical year began with the month Abib, or Nisan, in the spring: the civil year with the month Ethanim in the fall.
Though he's deeply impressed with the subject, he approaches it with extreme diffidence, writing to the "all-sagacious" Abib.
(x.) The death of the firstborn, which occurred in April (Abib), was evidently not a natural calamity.
an ear of corn, the month of newly-ripened grain (Ex. 13:4; 23:15); the first of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, and the seventh of the civil year. It began about the time of the vernal equinox, on 21st March. It was called Nisan, after the Captivity (Neh. 2:1). On the fifteenth day of the month, harvest was begun by gathering a sheaf of barley, which was offered unto the Lord on the sixteenth (Lev. 23:4-11).