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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary

Adar

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The twelfth month of the Hebrew ecclesiastical year, and the sixth of the civil year. In this month occurred the celebrated feast of Purim. It nearly answers to our March. As the lunar year, which the Jews follow, is shorter than the solar year by eleven days, which after three years by eleven days, which, after three years, make about a month, they then insert a thirteenth month, which they call Ve- Adar, or a second Adar. See MONTH .


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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Adar'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ats/a/adar.html. 1859.


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