Bul (Heb. id. בּוּל, for יבוּל, rain, from the season of the year; Sept. Βαάλ), the eighth ecclesiastical month of the Jewish year (1Ki 6:38), answering in general to October, SEE CALENDAR (Jewish), and corresponding, according to the rabbins (Rosh Hash ana, c. 2; Tanchum Hieros. in loc.), to MARCHESVAN SEE MARCHESVAN (q.v.). According to Benfey (Ueb. die Monatsnamen einger alien Volker, p. 18), it may have derived its name from the worship of Baal (comp. the Sept. rendering), as other months appear to have been in like manner consecrated to special deities. SEE MONTH.