ZIV (Heb. ziw). The second month of the old Hebrew calendar, corresponding to Iyyar in the later Jewish calendar (1Kgs.6.1, 1Kgs.6.37; Zif kjv). See also Calendar.
ZIV zĭv (זִ֗ו, prob. splendor, Gesenius ERE p. 109; KJV ZIF). The month of wheat harvest, following Abib. Solomon’s Temple was begun in Ziv (1 Kings 6:1, with ḥodesh; v. 37, with yareaḥ, interpreted as “second month”). See Calendar.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
The 2nd month of the old Hebrew calendar, corresponding to Iyyar of the Jewish reckoning in later times. It is mentioned in 1Ki 6:1,37.