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294 terms and definitions for "H"


Habakkuk

"Embrace, the eighth of the twelve minor prophets. Of his personal history we have no reliable information. He was probably a member of the Levitical choir. He was contemporary with Jeremiah and Zeph ...
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Habakkuk Prophecies of

"Were probably written about B.C. 650-627, or, as some think, a" "few years later. This book consists of three chapters, the" "contents of which are thus comprehensively described: "When the" prophet ...
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Habergeon

An Old English word for breastplate. In Job 41:26 (Heb. shiryah) "it is properly a "coat of mail;" the Revised Version has" "pointed shaft. In Ex. 28:32, 39:23, it denotes a military" garment strongl ...
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Habitation

"God is the habitation of his people, who find rest and safety in" him (Ps. 71:3; 91:9). Justice and judgment are the habitation of "God's throne (Ps. 89:14, Heb. mekhon, "foundation"), because all" ...
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Habor

"The united stream, or, according to others, with beautiful" "banks, the name of a river in Assyria, and also of the district" through which it flowed (1 Chr. 5:26). There is a river called "Khabur w ...
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Hachilah

"The darksome hill, one of the peaks of the long ridge of" "el-Kolah, running out of the Ziph plateau, "on the south of" "Jeshimon" (i.e., of the "waste"), the district to which one" looks down from ...
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Hadad

"Adod, brave(?), the name of a Syrian god. (1.) An Edomite king" who defeated the Midianites (Gen. 36:35; 1 Chr. 1:46). "(2.) Another Edomite king (1 Chr. 1:50, 51), called also Hadar (Gen. 36:39; 1 ...
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Hadadezer

"Hadad is help; called also Hadarezer, Adod is his help, the king" "of Zobah. Hanun, the king of the Ammonites, hired among others" the army of Hadadezer to assist him in his war against David. "Joab ...
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Hadadrimmon

"(composed of the names of two Syrian idols), the name of a place" in the valley of Megiddo. It is alluded to by the prophet Zechariah (12:11) in a proverbial expression derived from the "lamentation ...
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Hadar

"Adod, brave(?). (1.) A son of Ishmael (Gen. 25:15); in 1 Chr." 1:30 written Hadad. "(2.) One of the Edomitish kings (Gen. 36:39) about the time of "Saul. Called also Hadad (1 Chr. 1:50, 51)." "It is ...
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Hadarezer

"Adod is his help, the name given to Hadadezer (2 Sam. 8:3-12) in" 2 Sam. 10. ...
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Hadashah

"New, a city in the valley of Judah (Josh. 15:37)." ...
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Hadassah

"Myrtle, the Jewish name of Esther (q.v.), Esther 2:7." ...
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Hadattah

"New, one of the towns in the extreme south of Judah (Josh." 15:25). ...
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Hades

"That which is out of sight, a Greek word used to denote the" state or place of the dead. All the dead alike go into this "place. To be buried, to go down to the grave, to descend into" "hades, are e ...
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Hadid

"Pointed, a place in the tribe of Benjamin near Lydda, or Lod," and Ono (Ezra 2:33; Neh. 7:37). It is identified with the modern "el-Haditheh, 3 miles east of Lydda." ...
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Hadlai

"Resting, an Ephraimite; the father of Amasa, mentioned in 2 Chr." 28:12:00 ...
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Hadoram

"Is exalted. (1.) The son of Tou, king of Hamath, sent by his" "father to congratulate David on his victory over Hadarezer, king" of Syria (1 Chr. 18:10; called Joram 2 Sam. 8:10). "(2.) The fifth so ...
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Hadrach

The name of a country (Zech. 9:1) which cannot be identified. Rawlinson would identify it with Edessa. He mentions that in the "Assyrian inscriptions it is recorded that "Shalmanezer III. made" "two ...
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Haemorrhoids

"Or Emerods, bleeding piles known to the ancient Romans as" "mariscae, but more probably malignant boils of an infectious and" fatal character. With this loathsome and infectious disease the men of A ...
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Haft

A handle as of a dagger (Judg. 3:22). ...
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Hagar

"Flight, or, according to others, stranger, an Egyptian, Sarah's" "handmaid (Gen. 16:1; 21:9, 10), whom she gave to Abraham (q.v.)" as a secondary wife (16:2). When she was about to become a "mother ...
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Hagarene

"Or Hagarite. (1.) One of David's mighty men (1 Chr. 11:38), the" son of a foreigner. "(2.) Used of Jaziz (1 Chr. 27:31), who was over David's flocks. "A Hagarite had charge of David's flocks, and an ...
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Haggai

"Festive, one of the twelve so-called minor prophets. He was the" "first of the three (Zechariah, his contemporary, and Malachi," "who was about one hundred years later, being the other two)" whose m ...
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Haggai Book of

"Consists of two brief, comprehensive chapters. The object of the" prophet was generally to urge the people to proceed with the rebuilding of the temple. "Chapter first comprehends the first address ...
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Haggith

"Festive; the dancer, a wife of David and the mother of Adonijah" "(2 Sam. 3:4; 1 Kings 1:5, 11; 2:13; 1 Chr. 3:2), who, like" "Absalom, was famed for his beauty." ...
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Hagiographa

"The holy writings, a term which came early into use in the" Christian church to denote the third division of the Old "Testament scriptures, called by the Jews Kethubim, i.e.," "Writings. It consiste ...
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Hail

A salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person "addressed; the translation of the Greek Chaire, "Rejoice" (Luke" 1:8). Used in mockery in Matt. 27:29. ...
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Hail

Frozen rain-drops; one of the plagues of Egypt (Ex. 9:23). It is mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Hag. 2:17). A hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought against Joshua ...
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Hair

(1.) The Egyptians let the hair of their head and beard grow "only when they were in mourning, shaving it off at other times." So particular were they on this point that to have neglected it was a su ...
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Hakkoz

"The thorn, the head of one of the courses of the priests (1 Chr." 24:10). ...
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Halah

A district of Media to which captive Israelites were transported by the Assyrian kings (2 Kings 17:6; 18:11; 1 Chr. 5:26). It lay "along the banks of the upper Khabur, from its source to its" junctio ...
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Halak

"Smooth; bald, a hill at the southern extremity of Canaan (Josh." 11:17). It is referred to as if it were a landmark in that "direction, being prominent and conspicuous from a distance. It" "has by s ...
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Halhul

"Full of hollows, a town in the highlands of Judah (Josh. 15:58)." "It is now a small village of the same name, and is situated" about 5 miles north-east of Hebron on the way to Jerusalem. "There is ...
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Hall

"(Gr. aule, Luke 22:55; R.V., "court"), the open court or" quadrangle belonging to the high priest's house. In Matt. 26:69 "and Mark 14:66 this word is incorrectly rendered "palace" in the" "Authoriz ...
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Hallel

"Praise, the name given to the group of Psalms 113-118, which are" "preeminently psalms of praise. It is called "The Egyptian" "Hallel," because it was chanted in the temple whilst the" Passover lamb ...
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Hallelujah

"Praise ye Jehovah, frequently rendered "Praise ye the LORD," "stands at the beginning of ten of the psalms (106, 111-113, 135," "146-150), hence called "hallelujah psalms." From its frequent" occurr ...
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Hallow

"To render sacred, to consecrate (Ex. 28:38; 29:1). This word is" "from the Saxon, and properly means "to make holy." The name of" "God is "hallowed", i.e., is reverenced as holy (Matt. 6:9)." ...
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Halt

"Lame on the feet (Gen. 32:31; Ps. 38:17). To "halt between two" "opinions" (1 Kings 18:21) is supposed by some to be an" "expression used in "allusion to birds, which hop from spray to" "spray, forw ...
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Ham

"Warm, hot, and hence the south; also an Egyptian word meaning" "black, the youngest son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; comp. 9:22, 24)." "The curse pronounced by Noah against Ham, properly against" "Canaan his ...
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Haman

"(of Persian origin), magnificent, the name of the vizier (i.e.," "the prime minister) of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Esther 3:1," "etc.). He is called an "Agagite," which seems to denote that he" "w ...
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Hamath

"Fortress, the capital of one of the kingdoms of Upper Syria of" "the same name, on the Orontes, in the valley of Lebanon, at the" "northern boundary of Palestine (Num. 13:21; 34:8), at the foot" of ...
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Hamathzobah

"Fortress of Zobah, (2 Chr. 8:3) is supposed by some to be a" different place from the foregoing; but this is quite uncertain. ...
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Hammath

"Warm springs, one of the "fenced cities" of Naphtali (Josh." 19:35). It is identified with the warm baths (the heat of the water ranging from 136 degrees to 144 degrees) still found on the shore a l ...
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Hammedatha

"Father of Haman, designated usually "the Agagite" (Esther 3:1," 10; 8:5). ...
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Hammelech

"The king's, the father of Jerahmeel, mentioned in Jer. 36:26." "Some take this word as a common noun, "the king", and understand" "that Jerahmeel was Jehoiakim's son. Probably, however, it is to" be ...
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Hammer

"(1.) Heb. pattish, used by gold-beaters (Isa. 41:7) and by" quarry-men (Jer. 23:29). Metaphorically of Babylon (Jer. 50:23) or Nebuchadnezzar. "(2.) Heb. makabah, a stone-cutter's mallet (1 Kings 6: ...
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Hammoleketh

"The queen, the daughter of Machir and sister of Gilead (1 Chr." "7:17, 18). Abiezer was one of her three children." ...
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Hammon

"Warm springs. (1.) A town in the tribe of Asher, near Zidon" "(Josh. 19:28), identified with `Ain Hamul." "(2.) A Levitical city of Naphtali (1 Chr. 6:76). ...
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Hammothdor

"Warm springs, a Levitical city of Naphtali (Josh. 21:32);" probably Hammath in 19:35. ...
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Hamon

See [259]BAAL-HAMON. ...
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Hamonah

"Multitude, a name figuratively assigned to the place in which" the slaughter and burial of the forces of Gog were to take place (Ezek. 39:16). ...
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Hamongog

"Multitude of Gog, the name of the valley in which the" "slaughtered forces of Gog are to be buried (Ezek. 39:11, 15)," the valley of the passengers on the east of the sea. ...
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Hamor

"He-ass, a Hivite from whom Jacob purchased the plot of ground in" which Joseph was afterwards buried (Gen. 33:19). He is called Emmor in Acts 7:16. His son Shechem founded the city of that name whic ...
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Hamul

"Spared, one of the sons of Pharez, son of Judah (1 Chr. 2:5)." His descendants are called Hamulites (Num. 26:21). ...
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Hamutal

"Kinsman of the dew, the daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah, wife of" "king Josiah, and mother of king Jehoahaz (2 Kings 23:31), also" of king Zedekiah (2 Kings 24:18). ...
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Hanameel

"Whom God has graciously given, the cousin of Jeremiah, to whom" "he sold the field he possessed in Anathoth, before the siege of" Jerusalem (Jer. 32:6-12). ...
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Hanan

Merciful. (1.) A Benjamite (1 Chr. 8:23). (2.) One of David's heroes (1 Chr. 11:43). (3.) Jer. 35:4. (4.) A descendant of Saul (1 Chr. 8:38). (5.) One of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:46). (6.) One of the Lev ...
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Hananeel

"God has graciously given, a tower in the wall of Jerusalem (Neh." 3:1; 12:39). It is mentioned also in Jer. 31:38; Zech. 14:10. ...
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Hanani

"God has gratified me, or is gracious. (1.) One of the sons of" "Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 25). (2.) A prophet who was sent to rebuke" "king Asa for entering into a league with Benhadad I., king of" "Syria ...
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Hananiah

Jehovah has given. (1.) A chief of the tribe of Benjamin (1 Chr. "8:24). (2.) One of the sons of Heman (1 Chr. 25:4, 23). (3.) One" of Uzziah's military officers (2 Chr. 26:11). (4.) Grandfather of t ...
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Hand

"Called by Galen "the instrument of instruments." It is the" symbol of human action (Ps. 9:16; Job 9:30; Isa. 1:15; 1 Tim. 2:8). Washing the hands was a symbol of innocence (Ps. 26:6; "73:13; Matt. 2 ...
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Handbreadth

"A measure of four fingers, equal to about four inches (Ex." "25:25; 37:12; Ps. 39:5, etc.)." ...
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Handkerchief

Only once in Authorized Version (Acts 19:12). The Greek word "(sudarion) so rendered means properly "a sweat-cloth." It is" "rendered "napkin" in John 11:44; 20:7; Luke 19:20." ...
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Handmaid

Servant (Gen. 16:1; Ruth 3:9; Luke 1:48). It is probable that Hagar was Sarah's personal attendant while she was in the house "of Pharaoh, and was among those maid-servants whom Abram had" brought fr ...
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Handwriting

"(Col. 2:14). The "blotting out the handwriting" is the removal" by the grace of the gospel of the condemnation of the law which we had broken. ...
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Hanes

A place in Egypt mentioned only in Isa. 30:4 in connection with a reproof given to the Jews for trusting in Egypt. It was "considered the same as Tahpanhes, a fortified town on the" "eastern frontier ...
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Hanging

"(as a punishment), a mark of infamy inflicted on the dead bodies" of criminals (Deut. 21:23) rather than our modern mode of punishment. Criminals were first strangled and then hanged (Nu. 25:4; Deut ...
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Hannah

"Favour, grace, one of the wives of Elkanah the Levite, and the" mother of Samuel (1 Sam. 1; 2). Her home was at "Ramathaim-zophim, whence she was wont every year to go to" "Shiloh, where the taberna ...
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Hanniel

Grace of God. (1.) A chief of the tribe of Manasseh (Num. 34:23). (2.) A chief of the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 7:39). ...
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Hanun

"Graciously given. (1.) The son and successor of Nahash, king of" "Moab. David's messengers, sent on an embassy of condolence to" "him to Rabbah Ammon, his capital, were so grossly insulted that" "he ...
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Hara

"Mountainous land, a province of Assyria (1 Chr. 5:26), between" "the Tigris and the Euphrates, along the banks of the Khabur, to" which some of the Israelite captives were carried. It has not been i ...
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Haradah

"Fright; fear, the twenty-fifth station of the Israelites in" their wanderings (Num. 33:24). ...
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Haran

"(1.) Heb. haran; i.e., "mountaineer." The eldest son of Terah," "brother of Abraham and Nahor, and father of Lot, Milcah, and" "Iscah. He died before his father (Gen. 11:27), in Ur of the" Chaldees. ...
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Harbona

"(a Persian word meaning "ass-driver"), one of the seven eunuchs" or chamberlains of king Ahasuerus (Esther 1:10; 7:9). ...
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Hare

(Heb. `arnebeth) was prohibited as food according to the Mosaic "law (Lev. 11:6; Deut. 14:7), "because he cheweth the cud, but" "divideth not the hoof." The habit of this animal is to grind its" "tee ...
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Hareth

"Thicket, a wood in the mountains of Judah where David hid when" pursued by Saul (1 Sam. 22:5). It was possibly while he was here "that the memorable incident narrated in 2 Sam. 23:14-17, 1 Chr." "11 ...
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Harhaiah

"Zeal of Jehovah, (Neh. 3:8) "of the goldsmiths," one whose son" helped to repair the wall of Jerusalem. ...
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Harhur

"Fever, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:51)." ...
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Harim

Flat-nosed. (1.) The head of the second course of priests (1 "Chr. 24:8). (2.) Ezra 2:32, 39; Neh. 7:35, 42. (3.) Neh. 3:11." (4.) 12:3. (5.) 10:5 ...
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Hariph

Autumnal rain. (1.) Neh. 7:24. (2.) 10:19. ...
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Harlot

"(1.) Heb. zonah (Gen. 34:31; 38:15). In verses 21, 22 the Hebrew" "word used in kedeshah, i.e., a woman consecrated or devoted to" prostitution in connection with the abominable worship of "Asherah ...
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Harnepher

A chief of the tribe of Asher (1 Chr. 7:36). ...
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Harness

"(1.) Heb. `asar, "to bind;" hence the act of fastening animals" "to a cart (1 Sam. 6:7, 10; Jer. 46:4, etc.)." "(2.) An Old English word for "armour;" Heb. neshek (2 Chr. 9:24). "(3.) Heb. shiryan, ...
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Harod

"Palpitation, a fountain near which Gideon and his army encamped" on the morning of the day when they encountered and routed the Midianites (Judg. 7). It was south of the hill Moreh. The "present `Ai ...
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Harodite

An epithet applied to two of David's heroes (2 Sam. 23:25). (Comp. 1 Chr. 11:27.) ...
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Harosheth of the Gentiles

"(Judg. 4:2) or nations, a city near Hazor in Galilee of the" "Gentiles, or Upper Galilee, in the north of Palestine. It was" here that Jabin's great army was marshalled before it went forth into the ...
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Harp

"(Heb. kinnor), the national instrument of the Hebrews. It was" invented by Jubal (Gen. 4:21). Some think the word kinnor denotes the whole class of stringed instruments. It was used as an accompanim ...
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Harrow

"(Heb. harits), a tribulum or sharp threshing sledge; a frame" armed on the under side with rollers or sharp spikes (2 Sam. 12:31; 1 Chr. 20:3). "Heb. verb sadad, to harrow a field, break its clods ( ...
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Harsha

"Worker or enchanter, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:52; Neh. 7:54)." ...
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Hart

"(Heb. `ayal), a stag or male deer. It is ranked among the clean" "animals (Deut. 12:15; 14:5; 15:22), and was commonly killed for" food (1 Kings 4:23). The hart is frequently alluded to in the "poet ...
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Harum

"Elevated, (1 Chr. 4:8), a descendant of Judah." ...
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Haruphite

"A native of Hariph; an epithet given to Shephatiah, one of those" who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:5). ...
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Haruz

"Eager, the father of Meshullemeth, the wife of king Manasseh (2" Kings 21:19) and mother of king Amon. ...
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Harvest

The season for gathering grain or fruit. On the 16th day of Abib (or April) a handful of ripe ears of corn was offered as a "first-fruit before the Lord, and immediately after this the" "harvest comm ...
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Hasadiah

"Favoured by Jehovah, one of the sons of Pedaiah (1 Chr. 3:20)," of the royal line of David. ...
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Hasenuah

"Bristling or hated, a Benjamite (1 Chr. 9:7)." ...
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Hashabiah

Regarded by Jehovah. (1.) Merarite Levite (1 Chr. 6:45; 9:14). "(2.) A son of Jeduthun (25:3, 19). (3.) Son of Kemuel (26:30)." (4.) One of the chief Levites (2 Chr. 35:9). (5.) A Levite (Neh. 11:22) ...
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Hashabniah

(1.) Neh. 3:10. (2.) One of the Levites whom Ezra appointed to interpret the law to the people (Neh. 9:5). ...
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Hashbadana

"Consideration in judging, stood at Ezra's left hand when he read" the law (Neh. 8:4). ...
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Hashmonah

"Fatness, the thirtieth halting-place of the Israelites during" "their wanderings in the wilderness, not far from Mount Hor (Num." "33:29, 30)." ...
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Hashub

Intelligent. (1.) A Levite of the family of Merari (Neh. 11:15; 1 Chr. 9:14). (2.) Neh. 3:23. 3:11. ...
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Hashubah

"Ibid., a descendant of David (1 Chr. 3:20)." ...
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Hashum

Opulent. (1.) Ezra 2:19; Neh. 7:22. (2.) Stood on Ezra's left hand while he read the law (Neh. 8:4). ...
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Hasrah

"Poverty, "keeper of the wardrobe," i.e., of the sacerdotal" vestments (2 Chr. 34:22); called Harhas 2 Kings 22:14. He was husband of the prophetess Huldah. ...
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Hasupha

"Uncovered, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:43; Neh. 7:46)." ...
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Hat

"Chald. karb'ela, (Dan. 3:21), properly mantle or pallium. The" "Revised Version renders it "tunic." ...
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Hatach

"Verity, one of the eunuchs or chamberlains in the palace of" "Ahasuerus (Esther 4:5, 6, 9, 10)." ...
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Hathath

"Terror, son of Othniel (1 Chr. 4:13)." ...
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Hatipha

"Captured, one of the Nethinim (Ezra 2:54)." ...
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Hatita

"Exploration, one of the temple porters or janitors (Ezra 2:42)." He returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel. ...
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Hatred

Among the works of the flesh (Gal. 5:20). Altogether different is the meaning of the word in Deut. 21:15; Matt. 6:24; Luke "14:26; Rom. 9:13, where it denotes only a less degree of love." ...
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Hattush

Assembled. (1.) A priest who returned with Zerubbabel (Neh. 12:2). (2.) Ezra 8:2. (3.) Neh. 3:10. (4.) Neh. 10:4. (5.) 1 Chr. 3:22. ...
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Hauran

"Cave-land, mentioned only in Ezek. 47:16, 18. It was one of the" "ancient divisions of Bashan (q.v.), and lay on the south-east of" "Gaulanitis or the Jaulan, and on the south of Lejah, extending" f ...
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Haven

A harbour (Ps. 107:30; Acts 27: 12). The most famous on the "coast of Palestine was that of Tyre (Ezek. 27:3). That of Crete," "called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8." ...
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Havilah

The sand region. (1.) A land mentioned in Gen. 2:11 rich in gold and bdellium and onyx stone. The question as to the locality of this region has given rise to a great diversity of opinion. It may per ...
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Havothjair

Hamlets of the enlightener a district in the east of Jordan. "(1.) Jair, the son of Manasseh, took some villages of Gilead and" called them by this name (Num. 32:41). "(2.) Again, it is said that Jai ...
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Hawk

"(Heb. netz, a word expressive of strong and rapid flight, and" hence appropriate to the hawk). It is an unclean bird (Lev. 11:16; Deut. 14:15). It is common in Syria and surrounding countries. The H ...
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Hay

"Properly so called, was not in use among the Hebrews; straw was" used instead. They cut the grass green as it was needed. The "word rendered "hay" in Prov. 27:25 means the first shoots of the" "gras ...
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Hazael

"Whom God beholds, an officer of Ben-hadad II., king of Syria," "who ultimately came to the throne, according to the word of the" "Lord to Elijah (1 Kings 19:15), after he had put the king to" death ...
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Hazaraddar

"Village of Addar, a place in the southern boundary of Palestine" "(Num. 34:4), in the desert to the west of Kadesh-barnea. It is" called Adar in Josh. 15:3. ...
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Hazarenan

"Village of fountains, a place on the north-east frontier of" "Palestine (Num. 34:9, 10). Some have identified it with Ayan" ed-Dara in the heart of the central chain of Anti-Libanus. More "probably, ...
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Hazargaddah

"Village of fortune, a city on the south border of Judah (Josh." "15:27), midway between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea." ...
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Hazarhatticon

"Village of the midway, a place near Hamath in the confines of" "Hauran (Ezek. 47:16), probably on the north brow of Hermon." ...
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Hazarmaveth

"Court of death, the third son of Joktan, and a region in" Arabia-Felix settled by him (Gen. 10:26; 1 Chr. 1:20). It is "probably the modern province of Hadramaut, situated on the" Indian Ocean east ...
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Hazarshual

"Village or enclosure of the jackal, a city on the south border" of Judah (Josh. 15:28; Neh. 11:27). It has been identified with "the ruins of Saweh, half-way between Beersheba and Moladah." ...
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Hazarsusah

"Village of the horse, the same as Sansannah, one of Solomon's" "chariot cities (Josh. 15:31; 2 Chr. 1:14), a depot in the" south border of Judah. ...
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Hazel

"Heb. luz, (Gen. 30:37), a nutbearing tree. The Hebrew word is" "rendered in the Vulgate by amygdalinus, "the almond-tree," which" is probably correct. That tree flourishes in Syria. ...
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Hazerim

"Villages, probably the name of the temporary villages in which" the nomad Avites resided (Deut. 2:23). ...
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Hazeroth

"Fenced enclosures consisting of "a low wall of stones in which" "thick bundles of thorny acacia are inserted, the tangled" branches and long needle-like spikes forming a perfectly "impenetrable hedg ...
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Hazezontamar

"Pruning of the palm, the original name of the place afterwards" "called ENGEDI (q.v.), Gen. 14:7; called also HAZAZON-TAMAR (2" Chr. 20:2). ...
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Hazo

"Vision, one of the sons of Nahor (Gen. 22:22)." ...
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Hazor

Enclosed; fortified. (1.) A stronghold of the Canaanites in the mountains north of Lake Merom (Josh. 11:1-5). Jabin the king with his allied tribes here encountered Joshua in a great "battle. Joshua ...
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Hazorhadattah

"New Hazor, a city in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:25). It is" "probably identified with the ruins of el-Hazzarah, near Beit" Jebrin. ...
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Headbands

"(Heb. kishshurim), properly girdles or belts for the waist (Isa." "3:20, R.V., "sashes;" Jer. 2:32, rendered "attire", i.e., a" girdle round the waist). ...
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Headdress

Not in common use among the Hebrews. It is first mentioned in "Ex. 28:40 (A.V., "bonnets;" R.V., "head-tires"). It was used" especially for purposes of ornament (Job 29:14; Isa. 3:23; "62:3). The Heb ...
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Heap

"When Joshua took the city of Ai (Josh. 8), he burned it and" made it an heap [Heb. tel] for ever (8:28). The ruins of this city were for a long time sought for in vain. It has been at "length, howev ...
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Heart

"According to the Bible, the heart is the centre not only of" "spiritual activity, but of all the operations of human life." "Heart and "soul" are often used interchangeably (Deut. 6:5;" "26:16; comp ...
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Hearth

"Heb. ah (Jer. 36:22, 23; R.V., "brazier"), meaning a large pot" "like a brazier, a portable furnace in which fire was kept in the" king's winter apartment. "Heb. kiyor (Zech. 12:6; R.V., "pan"), a f ...
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Heass

"Heb. hamor, (Gen. 12:16), the general designation of the donkey" used for carrying burdens (Gen. 42:26) and for ploughing (Isa. "30:24). It is described in Gen. 49:14, 2 Sam. 19:26. (See" [263]ASS.) ...
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Heath

"Heb. `arar, (Jer. 17:6; 48:6), a species of juniper called by" "the Arabs by the same name (`arar), the Juniperus sabina or" "savin. "Its gloomy, stunted appearance, with its scale-like" "leaves pre ...
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Heathen

(Heb. plural goyum). At first the word goyim denoted generally all the nations of the world (Gen. 18:18; comp. Gal. 3:8). The Jews afterwards became a people distinguished in a marked manner from the ...
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Heave offering

"Heb. terumah, (Ex. 29:27) means simply an offering, a present," including all the offerings made by the Israelites as a present. This Hebrew word is frequently employed. Some of the rabbis "attach t ...
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Heaven

"(1.) Definitions. The phrase "heaven and earth" is used to" indicate the whole universe (Gen. 1:1; Jer. 23:24; Acts 17:24). "According to the Jewish notion there were three heavens," "(a) The firmam ...
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Heber

Passing over. (1.) Son of Beriah and grandson of Asher (Gen. "46:17; 1 Chr. 7:31, 32)." "(2.) The Kenite (Judg. 4:11, 17; 5:24), a descendant of Hobab. His wife Jael received Sisera (q.v.) into her t ...
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Hebrew

A name applied to the Israelites in Scripture only by one who is "a foreigner (Gen. 39:14, 17; 41:12, etc.), or by the Israelites" "when they speak of themselves to foreigners (40:15; Ex. 1:19)," or ...
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Hebrew language

"The language of the Hebrew nation, and that in which the Old" "Testament is written, with the exception of a few portions in" "Chaldee. In the Old Testament it is only spoken of as "Jewish" "(2 King ...
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Hebrew of the Hebrews

One whose parents are both Hebrews (Phil. 3:5; 2 Cor. 11:22); a genuine Hebrew. ...
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Hebrews

"(Acts 6:1) were the Hebrew-speaking Jews, as distinguished from" those who spoke Greek. (See [266]GREEKS.) ...
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Hebrews Epistle to

(1.) Its canonicity. All the results of critical and historical research to which this epistle has been specially subjected abundantly vindicate its right to a place in the New Testament canon among ...
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Hebron

A community; alliance. (1.) A city in the south end of the "valley of Eshcol, about midway between Jerusalem and Beersheba," from which it is distant about 20 miles in a straight line. It "was built ...
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Hegai

"Eunuch, had charge of the harem of Ahasuerus (Esther 2:8)." ...
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Heifer

"Heb. `eglah, (Deut. 21:4, 6; Jer. 46:20). Untrained to the yoke" (Hos. 10:11); giving milk (Isa. 7:21); ploughing (Judg. 14:18); treading out grain (Jer. 50:11); unsubdued to the yoke an emblem of J ...
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Heir

Under the patriarchs the property of a father was divided among "the sons of his legitimate wives (Gen. 21:10; 24:36; 25:5), the" eldest son getting a larger portion than the rest. The Mosaic law mad ...
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Helah

"Rust, (1 Chr. 4:5, 7), one of the wives of Ashur." ...
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Helam

"Place of abundance, a place on the east of Jordan and west of" the Euphrates where David gained a great victory over the Syrian "army (2 Sam. 10:16), which was under the command of Shobach." "Some w ...
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Helbah

"Fatness, a town of the tribe of Asher (Judg. 1:31), in the plain" of Phoenicia. ...
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Helbon

"Fat; i.e., "fertile", (Ezek. 27: 18 only), a place whence wine" was brought to the great market of Tyre. It has been usually "identified with the modern Aleppo, called Haleb by the native" "Arabs, b ...
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Heldai

Wordly. (1.) 1 Chr. 27:15; called also Heleb (2 Sam. 23:29); one of David's captains. "(2.) Zech. 6:10, one who returned from Babylon. ...
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Heleb

"Fatness, one of David's warriors (2 Sam. 23:29)." ...
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Heled

"This world, (1 Chr. 11:30); called Heleb (2 Sam. 23:29)." ...
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Helek

"A portion, (Josh. 17:2), descended from Manasseh." ...
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Helem

"A stroke, great-grandson of Asher (1 Chr. 7:35)." ...
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Heleph

"Exchange, a city on the north border of Naphtali (Josh. 19:33)." ...
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Helez

"Strong, or loin (?) (1.) One of Judah's posterity (1 Chr. 2:39)." "(2.) One of David's warriors (2 Sam. 23:26). ...
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Heli

"Elevation, father of Joseph in the line of our Lord's ancestry" (Luke 3:23). ...
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Helkai

"Smooth-tongued, one of the chief priests in the time of Joiakim" (Neh. 12:15). ...
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Helkath

"Smoothness, a town of Asher, on the east border (Josh. 19:25;" 21:31); called also Hukok (1 Chr. 6:75). ...
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Helkathhazzurim

"Plot of the sharp blades, or the field of heroes, (2 Sam. 2:16)." "After the battle of Gilboa, so fatal to Saul and his house," "David, as divinely directed, took up his residence in Hebron," and wa ...
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Hell

"Derived from the Saxon helan, to cover; hence the covered or the" invisible place. In Scripture there are three words so rendered: "(1.) Sheol, occurring in the Old Testament sixty-five times. "This ...
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Helmet

"(Heb. kob'a), a cap for the defence of the head (1 Sam. 17:5," 38). In the New Testament the Greek equivalent is used (Eph. 6:17; 1 Thess. 5:8). (See [270]ARMS.) ...
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Helon

"Strong, father of Eliab, who was "captain of the children of" "Zebulun" (Num. 1:9; 2:7)." ...
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Helpmeet

"(Heb. `ezer ke-negdo; i.e., "a help as his counterpart" = a help" "suitable to him), a wife (Gen. 2:18-20)." ...
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Helps

"(1 Cor. 12:28) may refer to help (i.e., by interpretation) given" "to him who speaks with tongues, or more probably simply help" "which Christians can render to one another, such as caring for" "the ...
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Hem

"Of a garment, the fringe of a garment. The Jews attached much" "importance to these, because of the regulations in Num. 15:38," 39. These borders or fringes were in process of time enlarged so as to ...
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Heman

"Faithful. (1.) 1 Kings 4:31; 1 Chr. 2:6, a son of Zerah, noted" "for his wisdom. (2.) Grandson of Samuel (1 Chr. 6:33; 15:17), to" whom the 88th Psalm probably was inscribed. He was one of the "seer ...
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Hemath

"A Kenite (1 Chr. 2:55), the father of the house of Rechab." ...
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Hemlock

"(1.) Heb. rosh (Hos. 10:4; rendered "gall" in Deut. 29:18;" "32:32; Ps. 69:21; Jer. 9:15; 23:15; "poison," Job 20:16;" "venom, Deut. 32:33). "Rosh is the name of some poisonous plant" "which grows q ...
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Hen

Common in later times among the Jews in Palestine (Matt. 23:37; Luke 13:34). It is noticeable that this familiar bird is only mentioned in these passages in connection with our Lord's lamentation ove ...
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Hena

One of the cities of Mesopotamia destroyed by sennacherib (2 "Kings 18:34; 19:13). It is identified with the modern Anah," "lying on the right bank of the Euphrates, not far from" Sepharvaim. ...
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Henadad

"Favour of Hadad, the name of a Levite after the Captivity (Ezra" 3:9). ...
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Henoch

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Hepher

A well or stream. (1.) A royal city of the Canaanites taken by Joshua (12:17). "(2.) The youngest son of Gilead (Num. 26:32; 27:1). (3.) The second son of Asher (1 Chr. 4:6). (4.) One of David's hero ...
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Hephzibah

My delight is in her. (1.) The wife of Hezekiah and mother of king Manasseh (2 Kings 21:1). "(2.) A symbolical name of Zion, as representing the Lord's favour toward her (Isa. 62:4). ...
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Herb

"(1.) Heb. `eseb, any green plant; herbage (Gen. 1:11, 12, 29," "30; 2:5; 3:18, etc.); comprehending vegetables and all green" "herbage (Amos 7:1, 2)." "(2.) Yarak, green; any green thing; foliage of ...
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Herd

Gen. 13:5; Deut. 7:14. (See [272]CATTLE.) ...
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Herdsman

In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of Joseph's brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh's cattle (Gen. "47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as "keepers of" "cattle;" an ...
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Heres

"Sun. (1.) "Mount Heres" (Judg. 1:35), Heb. Har-heres, i.e.," sun-mountain; probably identical with Irshemesh in Josh. 19:41 "(2.) Isa. 19:18, marg. (See [273]ON.) ...
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Heresy

"From a Greek word signifying (1) a choice, (2) the opinion" "chosen, and (3) the sect holding the opinion. In the Acts of the" "Apostles (5:17; 15:5; 24:5, 14; 26:5) it denotes a sect, without" "ref ...
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Hermas

"Mercury, a Roman Christian to whom Paul sends greetings (Rom." 16: 14). Some suppose him to have been the author of the "celebrated religious romance called The Shepherd, but it is very" probable th ...
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Hermes

"Mercury, a Roman Christian (Rom. 16:14)." ...
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Hermogenes

"Mercury-born, at one time Paul's fellow-labourer in Asia Minor," "who, however, afterwards abandoned him, along with one" "Phygellus, probably on account of the perils by which they were" beset (2 T ...
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Hermon

"A peak, the eastern prolongation of the Anti-Lebanon range," "reaching to the height of about 9,200 feet above the" Mediterranean. It marks the north boundary of Palestine (Deut. "3:8, 4:48; Josh. 1 ...
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Hermonites the

"(Ps. 42:6, 7) = "the Hermons", i.e., the three peaks or summits" "of Hermon, which are about a quarter of a mile apart." ...
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Herod Agrippa I

"Son of Aristobulus and Bernice, and grandson of Herod the Great." He was made tetrarch of the provinces formerly held by Lysanias "II., and ultimately possessed the entire kingdom of his" "grandfath ...
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Herod Antipas

"Herod's son by Malthace (Matt. 14:1; Luke 3:1, 19; 9:7; Acts" 13:1). (See [274]ANTIPAS.) ...
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Herod Archelaus

"(Matt. 2:22), the brother of Antipas (q.v.)." ...
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Herod Arippa II

The son of Herod Agrippa I. and Cypros. The emperor Claudius "made him tetrarch of the provinces of Philip and Lysanias, with" "the title of king (Acts 25:13; 26:2, 7). He enlarged the city of" "Caes ...
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Herod Philip I

"(Mark 6:17), the son of Herod the Great by Mariamne, the" "daughter of Simon, the high priest. He is distinguished from" "another Philip called "the tetrarch." He lived at Rome as a" private person ...
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Herod Philip II

The son of Herod the Great and Cleopatra of Jerusalem. He was "tetrarch of Batanea, Iturea, Trachonitis, and Auranitis. He" "rebuilt the city of Caesarea Philippi, calling it by his own" name to dist ...
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Herod the Great

"(Matt. 2:1-22; Luke 1:5; Acts 23:35), the son of Antipater, an" "Idumaean, and Cypros, an Arabian of noble descent. In the year" "B.C. 47 Julius Caesar made Antipater, a "wily Idumaean," "procurator ...
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Herodians

A Jewish political party who sympathized with (Mark 3:6; 12:13; "Matt, 22:16; Luke 20:20) the Herodian rulers in their general" "policy of government, and in the social customs which they" introduced ...
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Herodias

"(Matt. 14:3-11; Mark 6:17-28; Luke 3:19), the daughter of" Aristobulus and Bernice. While residing at Rome with her husband "Herod Philip I. and her daughter, Herod Antipas fell in with her" during ...
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Herodion

"A Christian at Rome whom Paul salutes and calls his "kinsman" (Rom. 16:11). ...
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Heron

"(Lev. 11:19; Deut. 14:18), ranked among the unclean birds. The" "Hebrew name is 'anaphah, and indicates that the bird so named is" "remarkable for its angry disposition. "The herons are" "wading-bir ...
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Heshbon

"Intelligence, a city ruled over by Sihon, king of the Amorites" "(Josh. 3:10; 13:17). It was taken by Moses (Num. 21:23-26), and" became afterwards a Levitical city (Josh. 21:39) in the tribe of Reu ...
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Heshmon

"Fatness, a town in the south of Judah (Josh. 15:27)." ...
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Heth

"Dread, a descendant of Canaan, and the ancestor of the Hittites" "(Gen. 10:18; Deut. 7:1), who dwelt in the vicinity of Hebron" "(Gen. 23:3, 7). The Hittites were a Hamitic race. They are" "called " ...
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Hethlon

"Wrapped up, a place on the north border of Palestine. The "way" "of Hethlon" (Ezek. 47:15; 48:1) is probably the pass at the end" of Lebanon from the Mediterranean to the great plain of Hamath "(q.v ...
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Hezekiah

Whom Jehovah has strengthened. (1.) Son of Ahaz (2 Kings 18:1; 2 "Chr. 29:1), whom he succeeded on the throne of the kingdom of" Judah. He reigned twenty-nine years (B.C. 726-697). The history "of th ...
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Hezion

"Vision, the father of Tabrimon, and grandfather of Ben-hadad," king of Syria (1 Kings 15:18). ...
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Hezir

Swine or strong. (1.) The head of the seventeenth course of the "priests (1 Chr. 24:15). (2.) Neh. 10:20, one who sealed" Nehemiah's covenant. ...
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Hezro

"A Carmelite, one of David's warriors (1 Chr. 11:37)." ...
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Hezron

Enclosed. (1.) One of the sons of Reuben (Gen. 46:9; Ex. 6:14). (2.) The older of the two sons of Pharez (Gen. 46:12). (3.) A "plain in the south of Judah, west of Kadesh-barnea (Josh. 15:3)." ...
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Hiddai

"Rejoicing of Jehovah, one of David's thirty-seven guards (2 Sam." 23:30). ...
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Hiddekel

"Called by the Accadians id Idikla; i.e., "the river of Idikla"," the third of the four rivers of Paradise (Gen. 2:14). Gesenius "interprets the word as meaning "the rapid Tigris." The Tigris" "rises ...
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Hiel

"Life of (i.e., from) God, a native of Bethel, who built (i.e.," fortified) Jericho some seven hundred years after its destruction by the Israelites. There fell on him for such an act the imprecation ...
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Hierapolis

"Sacred city, a city of Phrygia, where was a Christian church" "under the care of Epaphras (Col. 4:12, 13). This church was" founded at the same time as that of Colosse. It now bears the "name of Pam ...
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Higgaion

In Ps. 92:3 means the murmuring tone of the harp. In Ps. 9:16 it "is a musical sign, denoting probably a pause in the instrumental" "interlude. In Ps. 19:14 the word is rendered "meditation;" and" "i ...
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High place

"An eminence, natural or artificial, where worship by sacrifice" or offerings was made (1 Kings 13:32; 2 Kings 17:29). The first altar after the Flood was built on a mountain (Gen. 8:20). "Abraham al ...
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High priest

Aaron was the first who was solemnly set apart to this office "(Ex. 29:7; 30:23; Lev. 8:12). He wore a peculiar dress, which on" "his death passed to his successor in office (Ex. 29:29, 30)." "Beside ...
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Highway

A raised road for public use. Such roads were not found in Palestine; hence the force of the language used to describe the return of the captives and the advent of the Messiah (Isa. 11:16; 35:8; 40:3 ...
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Hilkiah

Portion of Jehovah. (1.) 1 Chr. 6:54. (2.) 1 Chr. 26:11. (3.) "The father of Eliakim (2 Kings 18:18, 26, 37). (4.) The father" of Gemariah (Jer. 29:3). (5.) The father of the prophet Jeremiah (1:1). ...
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Hill

"(1.) Heb. gib'eah, a curved or rounded hill, such as are common" "to Palestine (Ps. 65:12; 72:3; 114:4, 6)." "(2.) Heb. har, properly a mountain range rather than an "individual eminence (Ex. 24:4, ...
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Hill of Evil Counsel

On the south of the Valley of Hinnom. It is so called from a "tradition that the house of the high priest Caiaphas, when the" "rulers of the Jews resolved to put Christ to death, stood here." ...
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Hillel

"Praising, a Pirathonite, father of the judge Abdon (Judg. 12:13," 15). ...
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Hind

"Heb. `ayalah (2 Sam. 22:34; Ps. 18:33, etc.) and `ayeleth (Ps." "22, title), the female of the hart or stag. It is referred to as" "an emblem of activity (Gen. 49:21), gentleness (Prov. 5:19)," "fem ...
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Hinge

"(Heb. tsir), that on which a door revolves. "Doors in the East" "turn rather on pivots than on what we term hinges. In Syria, and" "especially in the Hauran, there are many ancient doors," consistin ...
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Hinnom

"A deep, narrow ravine separating Mount Zion from the so-called" "Hill of Evil Counsel. It took its name from "some ancient" "hero, the son of Hinnom." It is first mentioned in Josh. 15:8." It had be ...
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Hiram

"High-born. (1.) Generally "Huram," one of the sons of Bela (1" Chr. 8:5). "(2.) Also "Huram" and "Horam," king of Tyre. He entered into an "alliance with David, and assisted him in building his pala ...
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Hireling

A labourer employed on hire for a limited time (Job 7:1; 14:6; Mark 1:20). His wages were paid as soon as his work was over "(Lev. 19:13). In the time of our Lord a day's wage was a "penny" "(q.v.) i ...
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Hiss

To express contempt (Job 27:23). The destruction of the temple is thus spoken of (1 Kings 9:8). Zechariah (10:8) speaks of the "Lord gathering the house of Judah as it were with a hiss: "I" "will his ...
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Hittites

Palestine and Syria appear to have been originally inhabited by "three different tribes. (1.) The Semites, living on the east of" the isthmus of Suez. They were nomadic and pastoral tribes. (2.) "The ...
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Hivites

"One of the original tribes scattered over Palestine, from Hermon" "to Gibeon in the south. The name is interpreted as "midlanders" "or "villagers" (Gen. 10:17; 1 Chr. 1:15). They were probably a" "b ...
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Hizkiah

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Hizkijah

"(Neh. 10:17), one who sealed the covenant." ...
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Hobab

"Beloved, the Kenite, has been usually identified with Jethro" "(q.v.), Ex. 18:5, 27; comp. Num. 10:29, 30. In Judg. 4:11, the" "word rendered "father-in-law" means properly any male relative" "by ma ...
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Hobah

"Hiding-place, a place to the north of Damascus, to which Abraham" pursued Chedorlaomer and his confederates (Gen. 14:15). ...
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Hodijah

Majesty of Jehovah. (1.) One of the Levites who assisted Ezra in "expounding the law (Neh. 8:7; 9:5). (2.) Neh. 10:18, a Levite" who sealed the covenant. ...
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Hoglah

"Partridge, one of the daughters of Zelophehad the Gileadite, to" whom portions were assigned by Moses (Num. 26:33; 27:1; 36:11). ...
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Hoham

"Jehovah impels, the king of Hebron who joined the league against" "Gibeon. He and his allies were defeated (Josh. 10:3, 5, 16-27)." ...
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Hold

"A fortress, the name given to David's lurking-places (1 Sam." "22:4, 5; 24:22)." ...
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Holiness

"In the highest sense belongs to God (Isa. 6:3; Rev. 15:4), and" "to Christians as consecrated to God's service, and in so far as" "they are conformed in all things to the will of God (Rom. 6:19," 22 ...
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Holy Ghost

The third Person of the adorable Trinity. "His personality is proved (1) from the fact that the attributes "of personality, as intelligence and volition, are ascribed to" "him (John 14:17, 26; 15:26; ...
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Holy of holies

The second or interior portion of the tabernacle. It was left in total darkness. No one was permitted to enter it except the high "priest, and that only once a year. It contained the ark of the" cove ...
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Holy place

One of the two portions into which the tabernacle was divided (Ex. 26:31; 37:17-25; Heb. 9:2). It was 20 cubits long and 10 in height and breadth. It was illuminated by the golden "candlestick, as it ...
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Homer

"Heap, the largest of dry measures, containing about 8 bushels or" 1 quarter English = 10 ephahs (Lev. 27:16; Num. 11:32) = a COR. (See [282]OMER.) "Half a homer, a grain measure mentioned only in Ho ...
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Honey

"(1.) Heb. ya'ar, occurs only 1 Sam. 14:25, 27, 29; Cant. 5:1," where it denotes the honey of bees. Properly the word signifies "a forest or copse, and refers to honey found in woods." "(2.) Nopheth, ...
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Hood

"(Heb. tsaniph) a tiara round the head (Isa. 3:23; R.V., pl.," "turbans). Rendered "diadem," Job 29:14; high priest's "mitre," "Zech. 3:5; "royal diadem," Isa. 62:3." ...
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Hoof

A cleft hoof as of neat cattle (Ex. 10:26; Ezek. 32:13); hence "also of the horse, though not cloven (Isa. 5:28). The "parting" "of the hoof" is one of the distinctions between clean and" unclean ani ...
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Hook

"(1.) Heb. hah, a "ring" inserted in the nostrils of animals to" which a cord was fastened for the purpose of restraining them (2 "Kings 19:28; Isa. 37:28, 29; Ezek. 29:4; 38:4). "The Orientals" make ...
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Hope

One of the three main elements of Christian character (1 Cor. "13:13). It is joined to faith and love, and is opposed to seeing" "or possessing (Rom. 8:24; 1 John 3:2). "Hope is an essential and" "fu ...
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Hophni

"Pugilist or client, one of the two sons of Eli, the high priest" "(1 Sam. 1:3; 2:34), who, because he was "very old," resigned to" them the active duties of his office. By their scandalous "conduct ...
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Hophra

"I.e., PHARAOH-HOPHRA (called Apries by the Greek historian" "Herodotus) king of Egypt (B.C. 591-572) in the time of Zedekiah," "king of Judah (Jer. 37:5 44:30; Ezek. 29:6, 7)." ...
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Hor

Mountain. (1.) One of the mountains of the chain of Seir or "Edom, on the confines of Idumea (Num. 20:22-29; 33:37). It was" "one of the stations of the Israelites in the wilderness (33:37)," which t ...
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Horeb

"Desert or mountain of the dried-up ground, a general name for" the whole mountain range of which Sinai was one of the summits "(Ex. 3:1; 17:6; 33:6; Ps. 106:19, etc.). The modern name of the" "whole ...
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Horem

"Consecrated, one of the fenced cities of Naphtali (Josh. 19:38)." ...
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Horites

"Cave-men, a race of Troglodytes who dwelt in the limestone caves" "which abounded in Edom. Their ancestor was "Seir," who probably" gave his name to the district where he lived. They were a branch " ...
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Hormah

"Banning; i.e., placing under a "ban," or devoting to utter" destruction. After the manifestation of God's anger against the "Israelites, on account of their rebellion and their murmurings" "when the ...
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Horn

"Trumpets were at first horns perforated at the tip, used for" "various purposes (Josh. 6:4, 5)." "Flasks or vessels were made of horn (1 Sam. 16:1, 13; 1 Kings 1:39). "But the word is used also meta ...
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Hornet

"Heb. tsir'ah, "stinging", (Ex. 23:28; Deut. 7:20; Josh. 24:12)." The word is used in these passages as referring to some means by which the Canaanites were to be driven out from before the Israelite ...
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Horonaim

"Two caverns, a city of Moab to the south of the Arnon, built," "apparently, upon an eminence, and a place of some importance" "(Isa. 15:5; Jer. 48:3, 5, 34)." ...
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Horonite

"The designation of Sanballat (Neh. 2:10, 19), a native of" "Horonaim, or of one of the two Beth-horons, the "upper" or the" "nether, mentioned in Josh. 16:3, 5." ...
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Horse

Always referred to in the Bible in connection with warlike "operations, except Isa. 28:28. The war-horse is described Job" 39:19-25. For a long period after their settlement in Canaan the "Israelites ...
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Horsegate

"A gate in the wall of Jerusalem, at the west end of the bridge," leading from Zion to the temple (Neh. 3:28; Jer. 31:40). ...
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Horseleech

Occurs only in Prov. 30:15 (Heb. `alukah); the generic name for any blood-sucking annelid. There are various species in the "marshes and pools of Palestine. That here referred to, the" "Hoemopis, is ...
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Horseman

"Heb. ba'al parash, "master of a horse." The "horsemen" mentioned" "Ex. 14:9 were "mounted men", i.e., men who rode in chariots. The" army of Pharaoh consisted of a chariot and infantry force. We "fi ...
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Hosah

Refuge. (1.) A place on the border of the tribe of Asher (Josh. "19:29), a little to the south of Zidon." "(2.) A Levite of the family of Merari (1 Chr. 16:38). ...
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Hosanna

"Save now! or Save, we beseech, (Matt. 21:9). This was a" customary form of acclamation at the feast of Tabernacles. (Comp. Ps. 118:25.) ...
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Hose

"(Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment." ...
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Hosea

"Salvation, the son of Beeri, and author of the book of" prophecies bearing his name. He belonged to the kingdom of "Israel. "His Israelitish origin is attested by the peculiar," "rough, Aramaizing d ...
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Hosea Prophecies of

"This book stands first in order among the "Minor Prophets." "The" probable cause of the location of Hosea may be the thoroughly "national character of his oracles, their length, their earnest" "tone ...
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Hoshea

"Salvation. (1.) The original name of the son of Nun, afterwards" "called Joshua (Num. 13:8, 16; Deut. 32:44)." "(2.) 1 Chr. 27:20. The ruler of Ephraim in David's time. "(3.) The last king of Israel ...
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Host

"An entertainer (Rom. 16:23); a tavern-keeper, the keeper of a" caravansary (Luke 10:35). "In warfare, a troop or military force. This consisted at first only of infantry. Solomon afterwards added ca ...
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Host of heaven

"The sun, moon, and stars are so designated (Gen. 2:1). When the" Jews fell into idolatry they worshipped these (Deut. 4:19; 2 "Kings 17:16; 21:3, 5; 23:5; Jer. 19:13; Zeph. 1:5; Acts 7:42)." ...
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Hostage

A person delivered into the hands of another as a security for "the performance of some promise, etc. (2 Kings 14:14; 2 Chr." 25:24). ...
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Hough

"To hamstring, i.e., sever the "tendon of Achilles" of the hinder" "legs of captured horses (Josh. 11:6; 2 Sam. 8:4; 1 Chr. 18:4)," so as to render them useless. ...
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Hour

"First found in Dan. 3:6; 4:19, 33;5:5. It is the rendering of" "the Chaldee shaah, meaning a "moment," a "look." It is used in" the New Testament frequently to denote some determinate season (Matt. ...
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House

Till their sojourn in Egypt the Hebrews dwelt in tents. They then for the first time inhabited cities (Gen. 47:3; Ex. 12:7; Heb. 11:9). From the earliest times the Assyrians and the Canaanites were b ...
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Hukkok

"Decreed, a town near Zebulun, not far from Jordan, on the border" of Naphtali (Josh. 19:34). (See [288]HELKATH.) ...
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Hul

"Circle, the second son of Aram (Gen. 10:23), and grandson of" Shem. ...
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Huldah

"Weasel, a prophetess; the wife of Shallum. She was consulted" "regarding the "book of the law" discovered by the high priest" Hilkiah (2 Kings 22:14-20; 2 Chr. 34:22-28). She resided in that "part o ...
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Humiliation of Christ

"(Phil. 2:8), seen in (1) his birth (Gal. 4:4; Luke 2:7; John" "1:46; Heb. 2:9), (2) his circumstances, (3) his reputation (Isa." "53; Matt. 26:59, 67; Ps. 22:6; Matt. 26:68), (4) his soul (Ps." "22: ...
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Humility

"A prominent Christian grace (Rom. 12:3; 15:17, 18; 1 Cor. 3:5-7;" 2 Cor. 3:5; Phil. 4:11-13). It is a state of mind well pleasing to God (1 Pet. 3:4); it preserves the soul in tranquillity (Ps. "69: ...
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Hunting

Mentioned first in Gen. 10:9 in connection with Nimrod. Esau was a cunning hunter (Gen. 25:27). Hunting was practised by the "Hebrews after their settlement in the "Land of Promise" (Lev." 17:15; Pro ...
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Hur

"A hole, as of a viper, etc. (1.) A son of Caleb (1 Chr. 2:19," "50; 4:1, 4; comp. 2 Chr. 1:5)." "(2.) The husband of Miriam, Moses' sister (Ex. 17:10-12). He was associated with Aaron in charge of t ...
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Hurai

"Linen-worker, one of David's heroes, a native of the valley of" Mount Gaash (1 Chr. 11:32). ...
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Husband

"I.e., the "house-band," connecting and keeping together the" whole family. A man when betrothed was esteemed from that time a "husband (Matt. 1:16, 20; Luke 2:5). A recently married man was" "exempt ...
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Husbandman

One whose business it is to cultivate the ground. It was one of "the first occupations, and was esteemed most honourable (Gen." "9:20; 26:12, 14; 37:7, etc.). All the Hebrews, except those" "engaged ...
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Hushai

"Quick, "the Archite," "the king's friend" (1 Chr. 27:33). When" "David fled from Jerusalem, on account of the rebellion of" "Absalom, and had reached the summit of Olivet, he there met" "Hushai, who ...
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Husk

"In Num. 6:4 (Heb. zag) it means the "skin" of a grape. In 2" "Kings 4:42 (Heb. tsiqlon) it means a "sack" for grain, as" "rendered in the Revised Version. In Luke 15:16, in the parable" "of the Prod ...
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Hymn

"Occurs only Eph. 5:19 and Col. 3:16. The verb to "sing an hymn" occurs Matt. 26:30 and Mark 14:26. The same Greek word is "rendered to "sing praises" Acts 16:25 (R.V., "sing hymns") and" "Heb. 2:12. ...
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Hypocrite

One who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not; a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes "and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16). "The" "hypocrite ...
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Hyssop

"(Heb. `ezob; LXX. hyssopos), first mentioned in Ex. 12:22 in" connection with the institution of the Passover. We find it "afterwards mentioned in Lev. 14:4, 6, 52; Num. 19:6, 18; Heb." "9:19. It is ...
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