One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in the Jewish calendar) the tenth month of the civil and fourth of the religious year, usually coinciding with parts of June and July.
- ‘As is well known, Tammuz was the calamitous Jewish month when the daily offerings in the Holy Temple were suspended during Nebuchadnezzar's siege of Jerusalem, 2,500 years earlier.’
- ‘It is impossible to say enough about Rabbi Shmuel Yaakov Weinberg, who died two years ago on the 17th of Tammuz.’
- ‘The date for this event is 17th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz.’
- ‘The nations around Egypt worshipped the god Tammuz, worshipping an instrument shaped like a ‘T’ as was their tradition.’
- ‘The Bible forbids the Jews to participate in his festival, but Tammuz is still retained as a month name in the Jewish calendar.’
From Hebrew tammūz.
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