Exodus 40:2, What month was this?

Question: Exodus 40:2 "On the first day of the first month you shall set up the tabernacle of the tent of meeting. What month was this, at this time was it like what we have know? Did they had the months of the year. Answer: This was the month of Abib, which corresponds with March/April on our calendar. In Exodus 12:2 God declares Abib to be the first month for their calendar. Their calendar was different than ours because it was based on the moon instead of the sun, but it did have 12 months. This is one year after they left Egypt. -PJ

SDS Normal Icon (5)