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[el-oo l; Sephardic Hebrew e-lool; Ashkenazic Hebrew e-luh l] /ˈɛl ʊl; Sephardic Hebrew ɛˈlul; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈɛ ləl/
the twelfth month of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of Elul
< Hebrew ĕlūl Unabridged
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(in the Jewish calendar) the sixth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the twelfth month of the civil year, usually falling within August and September
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Elul in the Bible

(Neh. 6:15), the name of the sixth month of the ecclesiastical year, and the twelfth of the civil year. It began with the new moon of our August and September, and consisted of twenty-nine days.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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