Akkadian Names Of Jewish Months

I don’t want to lose track of this information provided on the Akkadian names [1] of the Jewish months by Fred at On The Main Line:

Nisanu…………………………….Nisan
Ayaru……………………………..Iyar
Simanu……………………………Sivan
Tamuzu…………………………..Tamuz
Abu……………………………….Av
Ululu………………………………Elul
Tashritu…………………………Tishrei
Varahshamnu…………………..Marheshvan
Kislimu…………………………..Kislev
Shabatu…………………………Tevet
Tebetu………………………….Shevat
Adaru…………………………….Adar

Fred also writes: “As can be plainly seen from the list, the consonants /m/ interchange with /b/ or /v/ (and those with /y/).”

Footnote:

[1] “The Fifth-Century Jewish Calendar at Elephantine” by S. H. Horn; L. H. Wood, Journal of Near Eastern Studies, Vol. 13, No. 1. (Jan., 1954), pp. 1-20.

more on the akkadian origin of cheshvan at DovBear

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One Response to “Akkadian Names Of Jewish Months”

  1. Henry Berrye Says:

    Hello. Abundant job. I did not comprehend this on a Wednesday. This is a immense recital. Thanks!

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