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The month Νisan . ("ears of grain", namely, barley (Exodus 13:4).) (See MONTHS.) On the 15th day of Nisan, the Jews began harvest by gathering a sheaf of barley firstfruits, and on the 16th day of Nisan, offered it (Leviticus 23:4-14). On the 10th day of Nisan, the Passover lamb was taken, on the 14th day of Nisan, slain and eaten.

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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Abib'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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