One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Jewish calendar) the seventh month of the civil and first of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of March and April.
- ‘They misplace the Passover meal on Nisan 14 instead of 15.’
- ‘The reality of the Holocaust is commemorated on Holocaust Day, which is observed in Israel on Nisan 27 and elsewhere on April 19 or 20.’
- ‘Jesus is crucified on the ‘Day of Preparation’, so his last meal with his disciples would have been held on 14 Nisan, twenty-four hours before the Passover.’
- ‘Why, you may ask, is it important to link Nisan and Adar - what is the connection?’
- ‘An extra month is intercalated every three years, just before the month of Nisan.’
From Hebrew nīsān.
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