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[kis-luh v, kees-lev]
  1. the third month of the Jewish calendar.
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Origin of Kislev

From the Hebrew word kislēw
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Historical Examples of kislev

  • In the month of Kislev (9th month), 10th day, Venus appeared at sunrise.

    The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

    Morris Jastrow

  • On the 26th of the month of Athriyadiya (on the 26th of the month Kislev), then it was, that we gave battle.

  • Their first duty was to destroy all statues of Jove, and to remove all unclean objects from the Temple courts (3rd Kislev, 165).

  • A new altar was built, the Temple was repaired and cleaned and on Kislev the 25th in the year 165, it was reconsecrated.

    A Thousand Years of Jewish History

    Maurice H. (Maurice Henry) Harris

British Dictionary definitions for kislev


  1. (in the Jewish calendar) the ninth month of the year according to biblical reckoning and the third month of the civil year, usually falling within November and December
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Word Origin for Kislev

from Hebrew
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