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Meaning of ABIB

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A"bib\, n. [Heb. ab[=i]b, lit. an ear of corn. The month
was so called from barley being at that time in ear.]
The first month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year,
corresponding nearly to our April. After the Babylonish
captivity this month was called {Nisan}. --Kitto.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

an ear of corn, the month of newly-ripened grain (Ex. 13:4; 23:15); the first of the Jewish ecclesiastical year, and the seventh of the civil year. It began about the time of the vernal equinox, on 21st March. It was called Nisan, after the Captivity (Neh. 2:1). On the fifteenth day of the month, harvest was begun by gathering a sheaf of barley, which was offered unto the Lord on the sixteenth (Lev. 23:4-11).

 
Glossary
 
 Definition:  green fruit; ears of corn
 

 

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