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Iyar

The Biblical Significance of the Month of Iyar

Iyar is the second month in the Hebrew calendar, counting from Nisan. Historically, it is the month of new beginnings. It is the first month after the Exodus from Egypt when the Israelites started their journey to the Promised Land. In this month, also called Zif, King Solomon began the construction of the Temple (1 Kings 3:1). It is also the first month after Jesus’ resurrection, a time when He revealed himself to His disciples on various occasions. And in the month of Iyar, the State of Israel was restored after almost two millennia. In each case, a new period started. In all these cases, something new began, a whole new experience, we could even speak of a paradigm shift.  

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