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Nisanψ (נִיסָן, Standard Hebrew Nisan, Tiberian Hebrew Nîsān: from Akkadian nisānu, from Sumerian nisag "First fruits") is the first month of the sacred year and the seventh month (eighth, in leap year) of the civil year on the Hebrew calendar.

  • weird.. it is 4th month in turkish calender, corresponding to April.


"well, its hard to understand because the nisan is so different to our calendar...... i still dont understand!" ---who said this? no name? this is VERY IGNORANT, and should not be here!

these unacademic contributions and thoughts are not necessary my Kemalist friend, wikipedia is no place for Kemalist propaganda and mythology and dillusions.

there is absolutey no such thing as "turkish calendar" maybe there is a "turkic calendar" but I am unaware with that part of the world and wuld have to do further research on central asia and monglolia to realize such a trukic calendar.

but as for Turkish, this word "Turkish" was invented in the 20th century, too late to have a calendar.

Nissan is a Semitic month, of Canaanites, Hebrews, Assyrians, Arabs etc... When incorporating the gregorian calendar and replacing the canaantie caledar which all Levantine Arabs, Hebrews, Aramaic people used to use (except for peninsular arabs who even before islam in the pagan jahaliyah times used the calendar which is today the so-called "islamic calendar") but this so-called hebrew calendar is simply the canaanite calendar used by all the semites on the levant, whether they are arab speaking, hebrew speaking (extinct long ago,as most jews in the are were not from the tribes of israel and were either aramaic or arabic speakers), or aramaic speaking peoples, whether, they were christian, jewish or muslim, this is the semitic, levantine calendar.

Thus if Turks happend to use Nissan as the fourth month, this is only because they borrowed the term from Levant ine Arabic. Thank you and please educate yourself before you use this term "Turkish" in academia. Elsb3antisophist (talk) 03:37, 4 March 2008 (UTC)

I have reverted your edits. The fact that Levantine Arabic and Turkish have some similar pronounciations for some months in the Gregorian calendar is fine, but that should be noted in the notes section at the bottom. The words you've inserted are simply translations for months of the Gregorian calendar, which isn't what these articles are about. These articles are only about the months of the Jewish calendar as it pertains to Judiasm. The Gregorian calendar is completely unrelated to the Hebrew calendar (the similar words don't even correspond to the same month numbers). Perhaps this information would be better suited at "Canaantie calendar", "Semitic calendar", or "Levantine calendar" which you seem to be saying exists, or the Gregorian calendar. Epson291 (talk) 02:13, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

Nisan is a babylonian name, the Torah clearly states that the year starts with Aviv, that is the first month. The Hebrew definite article is used in each reference to Aviv. The name Nisan only occurs in the book of Nehemiah and Ester both books written about Babylonian capitivity. It seems that one would not want to change the Torah name of Aviv to the pagan name of Nisan. No harm to refer to Nisan, but the Torah clearly uses Aviv as the first month and should be the standard not Nisan. See Ex 13:4; 23:15; 34:18 and Deu 16:1. To discuss Nisan and leave this out is injustice to knowledge. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:32, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

27 Nisan[edit]

Can 27 Nisan fall on a Saturday?--Pharos 19:04, 15 April 2007 (UTC)

No it cannot. 27 Nisan is the same day of the week as the 6th day of Pesach. Because of the construction of the Jewish calendar, the 2nd, 4th, and 6th days of Pesach do not fall on Saturday. (talk) 16:38, 12 May 2008 (UTC)


Article says "usually falls in March–April". Does Nisan ever fall outside of those two months?--Jeffro77 (talk) 12:00, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

Nissan brand and the chosing of the name[edit]

According to this video, a Michael Tsarion presentation, (2:00 onward), the Nissan brand results from Nisan which means "The first month of the year" and also is a symbol for the sun. Any proof for that? Maybe we should spend a sentence if so or even if not. Thanks,--Bapho  talk  21:13, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Death of Jesus[edit]

May want to include a note that, according to the Gospels, Jesus died and, according to Christians, was resurrected during Nisan (see, for example, John 19:31 for dating). Jordanp (talk) 16:55, 4 March 2010 (UTC) ψψφΦ