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M. Seligsohn,

Diplomé of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris, France; now New York City.

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HAMBURGER, WOLF (ABRAHAM BENJAMIN) – Talmudical scholar and head of the yeshibah in Fürth; born Jan. 26, 1770; died May 15, 1850. He was a contemporary of R. Moses Sofer, and is mentioned by the latter in his "Ḥatam Sofer." He wrote: (1) "Sha'ar ha-Zeḳenim," in two...
HAMMATH – One of the fortified cities of Naphtali (Josh. xix. 35). It is probably the same as Hammoth-dor, which was allȯtted to the Levites in Naphtali (ib. xxi. 32), and which, in the parallel list of I Chron. vi. 76, is called...
HAMMEDATHA – Father of Haman (Esth. iii. 1, 10; viii. 5; ix. 10, 24). He is generally designated as the "Agagite," being referred to only once (ib. ix. 10) without that epithet. The name, derived from the Persian, signifies "given by the...
HAMOR – A Hivite prince; father of Shechem, whose defilement of Dinah caused the destruction of a whole city, including his own family (Gen. xxxiii. 19, xxxiv. 2, and passim). Hamor had great influence over the Shechemites; for on his...
HAMUEL – The son of Mishma, a descendant of Simeon (I Chron. iv. 26).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HAMUL – The younger son of Pharez, Judah's son by Tamar, and head of the family of the Hamulites (Gen. xlvi. 12; Num. xxvi. 21; I Chron. ii. 5).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HAMUTAL – Daughter of Jeremiah of Libnah and mother of Kings Jehoahaz and Zedekiah (II Kings xxiii. 31, xxiv. 18; Jer. lii. 1). In the last two passages the more correct reading is "Hamital," which is invariably adopted by the...
HANAMEEL – Biblical Data: Son of Shallum and cousin of Jeremiah. The latter purchased a field from him for seventeen shekels of silver in token of his belief that the Israelites would return to their land (Jer. xxxii. 7-12).E. G. H. M....
HANAN – 1. A. Benjamite chief (I Chron. viii. 23). 2. The sixth son of Azel, also a Benjamite, of the family of Saul (ib. viii. 38). 3. Son of Maachah, one of David's mighty men (ib. xi. 43). 4. Progenitor of a family of the Nethinim,...
HANAN, ISAAC – Turkish rabbi; lived at Salonica about the middle of the eighteenth century. He was the author of a work called "Bene Yiẓḥaḳ," homilies and responsa (Salonica, 1757).Bibliography: Fürst, Bibl. Jud. i. 407 (where Hanan occurs as...
HANANEEL BEN ḤUSHIEL – Rabbi of Kairwan; Biblical and Talmudical commentator; born at Kairwan about 990; died, according to Abraham Zacuto ("Yuḥasin," 98b), in 1050. It seems that his father, Ḥushiel, was his only master, but as by correspondence he...
HANANIAH – 1. A son of Heman the singer, and chief of the sixteenth of the twenty-four musical divisions into which the Levites were divided by King David (I Chron. xxv. 4, 23). 2. One of the captains of King Uzziah's army (II Chron. xxvi....
HANANIAH (AḤUNAI) – Exilarch (761-771?). He was a younger brother of Anan ben David, the founder of Karaism; according to the Karaites, whose contention was that Anan's father was the son of the exilarch Ḥasdai, he was a nephew of Solomon ben...
HANES – City in Egypt (Isa. xxx. 4); identified by Jonathan b. Uzziel and by the modern critics with Tahpanhes or Taphne (see Cheyne and Black, "Encyc. Bibl." s.v.).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HANNAH – One of the two wives of El-kanah and mother of the prophet Samuel. The first chapter of I Samuel and the first half of the second are almost entirely devoted to her.Hannah was considered as a prophetess by Jonathan b. Uzziel. In...
HANNIEL – 1. Son of Ephod; prince of the tribe of Manasseh; appointed by God to assist Joshua in the division of the promised land (Num. xxxiv. 23). 2. Son of Ullah, of the tribe of Asher; a chief prince and a hero (I Chron. vii. 39).E....
HANNOVER, NATHAN (NATA) BEN MOSES – Russian historian, Talmudist, and cabalist; died, according to Zunz ("Kalender," 5623, p. 18), at Ungarisch-Brod, Moravia, July 14, 1663. Jacob Aboab, however, in a letter to Unger (Wolf, Bibl. Hebr." iii., No. 1728), gives...
HANOCH – 1. Third son of Midian, the son of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. xxv. 4; I Chron. i. 33). 2. Eldest son of Reuben and founder of the family of the Hanochites (Gen. xlvi. 9; Ex. vi. 14; Num. xxvi. 5; I Chron. v. 3). Compare Enoch.E....
HANUN – 1. Son of Nahash, King of Ammon. Having dishonored David's messengers, Hanun involved the Ammonites in a war with David which proved disastrous to them (II Sam. x. 1-14). 2. One who, with the people of Zanoah, repaired the...
HARADAH – One of the stations of the Israelites during their wanderings in the desert (Num. xxxiii. 24, 25).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HARAN – 1. Third son of Terah and consequently the youngest brother of Abraham; he was born in Ur of the Chaldees, where he died while his father was still living. He had three children, Lot and two daughters, Milcah and Iscah. Milcah...
HARAN – City to which Terah went from Ur of the Chaldees, and where Terah died (Gen. xi. 31, 32). It was situated in Aram-naharaim, generally translated "Mesopotamia" (Gen. xxiv. 10), and is definitely indicated as in Padan-aram (Gen....
HARARITE – Epithet applied to some of David's heroes. Owing to the discrepancy which exists generally between the books of Samuel and the Chronicles, it is uncertain whether the appellation refers to two or to three men. In II Sam. xxiii....
HARBONA, HARBONAH – One of the seven eunuchs who served Ahasuerus and to whom the order was given to bring Queen Vashti before the king (Esth. i. 10). He suggested that Haman should be hanged on his own gallows (ib. vii. 9). According to R. Eleazar...
HARIPH – The children of Hariph, to the number of one hundred and twelve, returned from captivity with Zerubbabel (Neh. vii. 24). Hariph was one of the chiefs who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah (ib. x. 20). In the parallel list of...