Occurring only in 1Ki 6:38, applied to the eighth month, usually called Marchesvan, which see. Solomon's temple was finished in Bul.
rainy, the eighth ecclesiastical month of the year (1Ki 6:38), and the second month of the civil year; later called Marchesvan (q.v.). (See Month.)
1Ki 6:38, the Canaanite name for the month which the Babylonians termed Marcheshvan. See time.
BUL, the eighth month of the ecclesiastical year of the Jews, and the second month of the civil year. It answers to October. and consists of twenty-nine days. On the sixth day of this month the Jews fasted, because on that day Nebuchadnezzar put to death the children of Zedekiah in the presence of their unhappy father, whose eyes, after they had been witnesses of this sad spectacle, he ordered to be put out, 2Ki 25:7. We find the name of this month mentioned in Scripture but once, 1Ki 6:38.