The Definition of the word Abib
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).