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What are all the dates mentioned in Tanakh?

This question seeks all dates that are explicitly mentioned in the verses. No chronological extrapolation or exposition allowed here.

The date could be the date of a historical event, a religious injunction, or a prophecy. We may or may not have all the parts of the date available. Please list the verse, date, and if you can a one sentence summary of its significance.

There will be one wiki answer for dates by book, and when that is done we can rearrange the information into a second wiki answer in calendrical order.

This could be a useful resource for people looking for historical significance of various dates.

(If such a collection already exists please post it as an answer, but the amount of data involved should be manageable enough for us to maintain explicitly here as well. Please help out!)

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    How isn’t this too broad? – DonielF Apr 20 at 23:27
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    @Doniel How is it? There's already an answer with ~1/3 the work done and it's well within the character limit (if that's the relevant metric) – Double AA Apr 20 at 23:42
  • How difficult would one of these be with chazalic data – Dr. Shmuel Apr 21 at 19:38
  • @Dr.Shmuel Every date mentioned in any midrash? Sounds much more difficult to find them all at least. – Double AA Apr 21 at 19:39
  • @DoubleAA perhaps it can be limited to the Talmuds and Seder Olam (Midrash Rabbah..), well yes, a much more exhaustive project – Dr. Shmuel Apr 21 at 19:49
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Genesis

7:11 -- 17 Iyyar/Marcheshvan (600th year of Noach's life); the Flood begins
8:4 -- 17 Tishrei/Nissan (); the Ark lands in the Ararat mountains
8:5 -- 1 Tevet/Tammuz (); water recedes sufficiently for the mountaintops to be visible
8:13 -- 1 Nissan/Tishrei (601st year of Noach's life); the floodwaters abate and Noach opens the top of the Ark
8:14 -- 27 Iyyar/Marcheshvan (); the land has dried after the Flood

Exodus

16:1 -- 15 Iyyar (1st year out of Egypt); the Jews arrive at the Desert of Sin
19:1 -- ?? Sivan (1st year out of Egypt); the Jews arrive at the Sinai Desert
40:17 -- 1 Nissan (2nd year); the Mishkan is set up

Leviticus

Numbers

1:1 -- 1 Iyyar (2nd year out of Egypt); command to count the Jews
9:1 -- 1 Nissan (2nd year out of Egypt); command to offer the Korban Pesach in the desert
10:11 -- 20 Iyyar (2nd year out of Egypt); the cloud rose from the camp initiating travel from Mt Sinai
20:1 -- ?? Nissan (); Jewish nation arrives in Midbar Tzin and Miriam dies
33:3 -- 15 Nissan (1st year of Exodus); Jews leave Egypt
33:38 -- 1 Av (40th year out of Egypt); Aharon dies on Hor Hahar

Deuteronomy

1:3 -- 1 Shevat (40th year in desert); Moshe gives farewell speech to nation

Joshua

4:19 -- 10 Nissan (); Jews crossed the Jordan river into Israel
5:10 -- 14 Nissan (); Jews offer Korban Pesach in Gilgal

Judges

No dates

Samuel

No dates

Kings

1:6:1 -- ?? Iyyar (480th year from the Exodus, 4th year of Shlomo’s reign); beginning of the building of the Temple
1:6:38 -- ?? Marheshvan (11th year of Shlomo’s reign); the Temple was completed
1:8:2 -- ?? Tishrei (); the people gather for the dedication of the Temple
1:12:32-33 -- 15 Marheshvan (); Yerovam institutes his own festival and offers sacrifices in Bethel
2:25:1 -- 10 Tevet (9th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Nebuchadnezzar besieges Jerusalem
2:25:2-4 -- 9 ?? (11th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Jerusalem’s defenses are breached after a long famine
2:25:8-9 -- 7 Av (19th year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign); Nebuzaraddan comes to Jerusalem and burns down the Temple, the Royal Palace and all of Jerusalem’s houses
2:25:25 -- ?? Tishrei (); Gedaliah is assassinated
2:25:27 -- 27 Adar (37th year since Yehoyakhin's exile); Yehoyakhin is released from prison

Isaiah

No dates

Jeremiah

1:3 -- ?? Av (11th year of Zedekiah’s reign); exile of Jerusalem
28:1 -- ?? Av (4th year of Zedekiah’s reign); optimistic, false prophecy of Hananiah son of Azur
28:17 -- ?? Tishrei (4th year of Zedekiah’s reign); death of Hananiah
36:9 -- ?? Kislev (5th year of Yehoyakim’s reign); they declared a fast in Jerusalem
36:22 -- ?? Kislev (); the king burned Jeremiah’s scroll
39:1 -- ?? Tevet (9th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Nebuchadrezzar besieges Jerusalem
39:2 -- 9 Tammuz (11th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Jerusalem’s defenses are breached
41:1-2 -- ?? Tishrei (); Gedaliah is assassinated
52:4 -- 10 Tevet (9th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Nebuchadrezzar besieges Jerusalem
52:5-6 -- 9 Tammuz (11th year of Zedekiah’s reign); Jerusalem’s defenses are breached after a prolonged famine
52:12-13 -- 10 Av (19th year of Nebuchadrezzar’s reign); Nebuzaraddan comes to Jerusalem and burns down the Temple, the Royal Palace and all of Jerusalem’s houses
52:31 -- 25 Adar (37th year since Yehoyakhin's exile); Yehoyakhin is released from prison

Ezekiel

1:1-2 -- 5 Tammuz (5th year since Yehoyakhin's exile); vision of "the chariot"
8:1 -- 5 Elul (6th year); vision of trip to Jerusalem to see sinners in Temple
20:1 -- 10 Av (7th year); people come to Ezekiel and his historical summary response
24:1 -- 10 Tevet (9th year); announcement of the siege of Jerusalem
26:1 -- 1 ?? (11th year); vision of downfall of Tyre
29:1 -- 12 Tevet (10th year); vision of downfall of Egypt
29:17 -- 1 Nissan (27th year); vision of success of Nebuchadnezzar
30:20 -- 7 Nissan (11th year); vision of fall of Pharaoh
31:1 -- 1 Sivan (11th year); vision of Egypt vs. Assyria
32:1 -- 1 Adar (12th year); lament of Pharaoh's fall to the Babylonians
32:17 -- 15 ?? (12th year); predicting the death of Egypt
33:21 -- 5 Tevet (12th year); Ezekiel receives word of the fall of Jerusalem
40:1 -- 10 Tishrei (14th year since fall of Jerusalem); vision of the setup of the third Temple
45:18 -- 1 Nissan (); special prophetic Temple offerings
45:20 -- 7 Nissan (); special prophetic Temple offerings

The Twelve

Hosea
No dates
Joel
No dates
Amos
No dates
Obadiah
No dates
Jonah
No dates
Micah
No dates
Havakuk
No dates
Zephania
No dates
Nachum
No dates
Haggai
1:1 -- 1 Elul (2nd year of Darius); prophecy about building the second Temple
1:15 -- 24 Elul (2nd year of Darius); building the second Temple
2:1 -- 21 Tishrei (2nd year of Darius); prophecy about the grandeur of the second Temple
2:10 -- 24 Kislev (2nd year of Darius); prophecy about testing the priest's knowledge of halakha
Zecharia
1:1 -- ?? Marcheshvan (2nd year of Darius); exhortation to repent
1:7 -- 24 Shevat (2nd year of Darius); vision of horseman
7:1 -- 4 Kislev (4th year of Darius); answer should the Jews fast in Av
Malachi
No dates

Psalms

Proverbs

No dates

Job

Song of Songs

No dates

Ruth

No dates

Lamentations

No dates

Ecclesiastes

No dates

Esther

2:16 -- ?? Tevet (7th year of Ahaseureus); Esther is taken to Ahaseureus' palace
3:7 -- ?? Nissan (12th year of Ahaseureus); Haman throws lots to pick a date to kill the Jews
3:12 -- 13 Nissan (); The order to kill the Jews is written
8:9 -- 23 Sivan (); The order to allow the Jews to defend themselves is written
9:1 -- 13 Adar (); The Jews defeat many of their enemies
9:17-18 -- 14 Adar (); Most Jews rest and celebrate while the Jews in Shushan fight again
9:18 -- 15 Adar (); The Jews in Shushan rest and celebrate

Daniel

Ezra

3:1 -- ?? Tishrei (); the Jews who were in their cities gathered together in Jerusalem and rebuilt the altar
3:6 -- 1 Tishrei (); they begin sacrificing on the altar, in the absence of a rebuilt temple
3:8 -- ?? Iyyar (2nd year after their arrival in Jerusalem); the Levites were tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of the temple
6:15 -- 3 Adar (6th year of Darius); the Second Temple is completed
6:19 -- 14 Nissan (); performance of the Pesach service by the returnees
7:8-9 -- 1 Av (7th year of Artaxerxes); Ezra and company arrive in Jerusalem
7:9 -- 1 Nissan (); Ezra and company leave Babylon
8:31 -- 12 Nissan (); Ezra and company left the River Ahava towards Jerusalem
10:9 -- 20 Kislev (); Ezra gathers the nation to reprimand them
10:16 -- 1 Tevet (); Jews begin sending away gentile wives
10:17 -- 1 Nissan (); they finished sending away gentile wives
11:1 -- ?? Kislev (20th year of Artaxerxes); Nehemiah is informed of the difficulties facing the inhabitants of Judea and Jerusalem
12:1 -- ?? Nisan (20th year of Artaxerxes); Nehemiah requests to be sent to Jerusalem
16:15 -- 25 Elul (); completion of the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem
17:72-18:1 -- ?? Tishrei (); the Jews who were in their cities gathered together and requested that Ezra read the Torah to them
18:2 -- 1 Tishrei (); Ezra read the Torah to the people
19:1 -- 24 Tishrei (); they had a public fast day

Chronicles

1:12:16 -- ?? Nissan (); men crossed the Jordan to join David
2:3:2 -- ?? Iyyar (4th year of Shlomo’s reign); beginning of the building of the Temple
2:5:3 -- ?? Tishrei (); the people gather for the dedication of the Temple
2:7:10 -- 23 Tishrei (); Shlomo sends the people home
2:15:10 -- ?? Sivan (15th year of Asa’s reign); the people gathered in Jerusalem and forged a covenant with G-d
2:29:3 -- ?? Nissan (1st year of Hezekiah’s reign); Hezekiah opened the Temple doors and strengthened them
2:29:17 -- 1 Nissan (); the priests began to sanctify the Temple
2:29:17 -- 8 Nissan (); the priests came to the Sanctuary
2:29:17 -- 16 Nissan (); the priests finished the sanctification
2:30:13 -- ?? Iyyar (); a large number of people gather in Jerusalem for the Festival of Matzot
2:30:15 -- 14 Iyyar (); slaughter of the Pesach during the reign of Hezekiah
2:31:7 -- ?? Sivan (); they began piling up tithes
2:31:7 -- ?? Tishrei (); they finished giving the tithes
2:35:1 and 19 -- 14 Nissan (18th year of Josiah); slaughter of the Pesach

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    If you're reasonably sure there are no other dates in a book, remove the ellipsis from the end of its list. – Double AA Apr 20 at 21:49
  • Do you want to exclude repeating events? Because you didn't include the musafim but you also didn't put a ... – Heshy Apr 21 at 19:25
  • @Heshy I think i found listing the all holidays in all the different places they are listed boring, honestly. Maybe we really should include them. – Double AA Apr 22 at 12:08
  • @DoubleAA One could be mechalek between a recorded historical event, prophecy, instruction that happened on a certain date in history, versus a date on which there is a commandment to perform certain observances – Joel K Apr 22 at 12:20
  • @DoubleAA Although that may also rule out your items from Yechezkel 45 – Joel K Apr 22 at 12:21

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