Jewish calendar has the following months:

Hebrew

English

Number

Length

Civil Equivalent

 

ABIB, Aviv, Pagan name is Nisan. 3 names for the same month

1st Month

30 days

March-April

 

Ziv. Pagan name is Iyar.

2

29 days

April-May

 

Just called 3rd Month. Pagan name is Sivan.

3

30 days

May-June

 

Just called 4th Month. Pagan name is Tammuz.

4

29 days

June-July

 

Just called 5th Month. Pagan name is Av.

5

30 days

July-August

 

Just called 6th Month. Pagan name is Elul.

6

29 days

August-September

 

Eitanim/Ethanim Hebrew: אֵתָנִים 1 Kings 8:2. Pagan name is Tishrei.

7

30 days

September-October

 

Bul.. Pagan name is Cheshvan.

8

29 or 30 days

October-November

 

Just called 9th Month. Pagan name is Kislev.

9

30 or 29 days

November-December

 

Just called 10th Month. Pagan name is Tevet.

10

29 days

December-January

 

Just called 11th Month. Pagan name is Shevat.

11

30 days

January-February

Just called 12th Month. Pagan name is Adar I.

12

30 days

February-March


Just called 13th Month. Pagan name is Adar II. (Leap years only)
(Called Adar Beit in Leap years)

13
(13 in leap years)

29 days

February-March

Before the Israelites went into Babylon, the Scriptures only had four months of the calendar identified by name. The others just had numbers.

Aviv The first month. Pagan name Nissan
Ziv the second month. Pagan name Iyar
Eitanim the seventh month. Pagan name Tishrei.
Bul the eighth month. Pagan name Chesvan.

Before going into Babylon the months were counted in numeric order starting from Aviv.

Therefore any time a person mentioned the number of a month he was recalling the Exodus from Egypt. Egg: If you are in the 9th month= you are nine months from the Exodus from Egypt. The numeric naming served as a constant reminder of the deliverance from Egypt.

But after being delivered from Egyptian captivity and being in other Pagan lands, the Israelites started using the Pagan names of the months of the Pagan countries that they were in.

We as Christians should only use the 4 original month names that are in Godís Bible, and use numbers for the rest of Godís months= do NOT use Pagan Names for months.