What Bible timeline events take place at the beginning of the year? Discover what day Simeon was born and which day we commemorate Jesus begin taken to the Temple as a baby.
January 7 – Tevet 10
Siege of Jerusalem Began: Scripture records Tevet 10 as the day King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and his army came against Jerusalem and encamped around the city. This siege of Jerusalem would last several months, ending with the destruction of the First Temple and the people of Judah being taken captive to Babylon. 2 Kings 25:1.
January 25 – Tevet 28
Simeon: Jewish tradition recognizes this date as the birthday of Simeon, son of Jacob. Simeon was the second son born to Leah and Jacob. He lived to be 120 years old. Genesis 29:33
January 27 – Shevat 1
New Moon/New Month: The month of Shevat begins today. Shevat is pronounced shuh-VAT