New Moon

חֹדֶשׁ Strong’s #2320 hhodesh

And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to-morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat: but let me go, that I may hide myself in the field unto the third day at even.

1 Samuel 20:5

In Ancient Israel the first crescent of the new moon marked the first day of the month. For this reason, the word hhodesh can mean the “new moon” and it is also the word for “month.” The related words hhadash (Strongs #2319) (masculine) and hhadashah (Strongs #2319) (feminine) mean “new” or “renewed” and the verb hhadash (Strongs #2318) means to “make new” or “renew.”