Tisri, or Rather Tismori
Tisri, or rather Tismori (תַּשׁרַי, from תשר, to begin), was the Rabbinical name of the first month of the civil and the seventh month of the ecclesiastical year, in which fell the festival of Atonement and that of Tabernacles. In 1Ki 8:2'it is termed the month of Ethanim, that is, the month of streaming rivers, which are filled during this month by the autumnal rains. It corresponds with our September-October. Tisri is one of the six names of months found in Palmyrene inscriptions, which, with other evidence, renders it very probable that the Jewish names of months form a member in a great series, which were extensively in use in the eastern parts of the world (see Benfey and Stern, Ueber die Monatsnament einiger alten V6lker [Berlin, 1836]). SEE MONTI.