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M. Seligsohn,

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

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HOBAB – Name occurring twice in the Bible, and borne either by Moses' father-in-law or by his brother-in-law. In the first passage (Num. x. 29),Hobab is said to have been the son of Raguel (R. V. "Reuel"), the Midianite, Moses'...
HOBAH – Place to the north of Damascus to which Abraham pursued the defeated army of Chedorlaomer (Gen. xiv. 15). Wetzstein identified the Biblical Hobah with the modern Ḥobah, 60 miles north of Damascus (Delitzsch,"Genesis," pp.561 et...
HODAVIAH – 1. The son of Elioenai, one of the last members of the royal line of Judah (I Chron. iii. 24, the "ketib" being ). 2. A Levite, founder of an important family of Levites (Ezra ii. 40). In the parallel list of Nehemiah (vii. 43)...
HOHAM – King of Hebron in the time of Joshua. He was one of the five kings who made war on the inhabitants of Gibeon to punish them for making peace with Israel (Josh. x. 3-5). Joshua went to the aid of the Gibeonites, and the five...
HOLON – 1. City of Judah, in the Hebron hills, allotted, with its suburbs, to the priests (Josh. xv. 51, xxi. 15). In the parallel passage in I Chron. vi. 73 this city is called "Hilen" (A. V. "Anem"). 2. City of Moab, in the plain of...
HOPHNI – The older of Eli's two sons who officiated as priests in the tabernacle of Shiloh (I Sam. i. 3). Hophni and his younger brother Phinehas are reproved as sons of Belial, and as rapacious and lustful (I Sam. ii. 12-17, 22). Their...
HOPHRA – King of Egypt at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. The name occurs but once in the Bible (Jer. xliv. 30); in the other passages where this king is referred to (Jer. xxxvii. 5, 7, 11; Ezek. xxix. 2 et...
HOR – 1. Mountain on the border-land of Idumæa; the next stopping-place after Kadesh of the children of Israel during their wanderings in the wilderness; famous as the scene of Aaron's death (Num. xx. 22 et seq., xxxiii. 37, and...
HORAM – King of Gezer at the time of the war between Joshua and the inhabitants of the land of Canaan. Horam went to the assistance of Lachish, but Joshua slew him and all his people (Josh. x. 33).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HOREM – Fortified city of Naphtali, named with Iron and Migdalel (Josh. xix. 38). It is generally identified with the modern Ḥurah, west of Kedesh-naphtali.E. G. H. M. Sel.
HORESH – The word , indicating the place in the wilderness of Ziph where David hid himself from Saul (I Sam. xxiii. 15, 18, 19), generally translated "in the wood," is taken in the R. V. (ib. xxxiii. 15, margin) and by several modern...
HOR-HAGIDGAD – Place in the desert where the Israelites encamped; said to be situated between Bene-jaakan and Jotbathah (Num. xxxiii. 32, 33; in R. V. "Hor-haggidgad"). In Deut. x. 7 the name is changed to "Gudgodah"( ). Robinson...
HORI – 1. Surname of Seir, who, with his descendants, the Horites, occupied the land subsequently called "Edom" (Gen. xxxvi. 20 et seq.). The name occurs in the plural only once (Deut. ii. 12), and with the definite article; its...
HORONAIM – City of Moab (Isa. xv. 5; Jer. xlviii. 3, 5), mentioned also in the Mesha inscription (lines 31, 32) under the name . Its site is supposed by some to be to the south of the Arnon. Josephus ("Ant." xiii. 15, § 4; xiv. 1, § 4)...
HORWITZ, ARYEH LÖB BEN ẒEBI HALEVI – Lithuanian Talmudist of the seventeenth century. After having been "rosh yeshibah" in several German towns Horwitz was called in a similar capacity to the yeshibah of Minsk while Jehiel Heilprin was chief rabbi there. Horwitz...
HOSHKE, REUBEN – Cabalist; rabbi of Prague; (died April 3, 1673. "Hoshke," his father's name, is a Polish diminutive for "Joshua," mistaken by De Rossi ("Dizionario," s.v. "Oski, Ruben") and Zunz ("Z. G." p. 402) for his family name. He wrote:...
HOTTINGER, JOHANN HEINRICH – Swiss Christian Hebraist; born at Zurich March 10, 1620; drowned in the Limmat, in Switzerland, June 5, 1667. Having studied Oriental languages and theology at Geneva, Groningen, and Leyden, Hottinger was in 1642 appointed...
HOUBIGANT, CHARLES FRANÇOIS – French Christian Hebraist; born in Paris in 1686; died there Oct. 31, 1783. In 1704 Houbigant entered the order of the Congregation of the Oratory. The pupil of Maclef, he was imbued with his teacher's anti-Masoretic prejudices....
HUKKOK – Place on the borders of Naphtali, near Aznot Tabor (Josh. xix. 34). As the frontier line coincided with the western limit of Asher (l.c.), it is probable that this place is identical with the Hukok that fell to the lot of Asher...
HULDAH – Biblical Data: Prophetess; wife of Shallum, the keeper of the wardrobe in the time of King Josiah. She dwelt in the second quarter of Jerusalem. It seems that Huldah enjoyed great consideration as a prophetess, for when Hilkiah...
ḤULTHA – One of the seven seas which, according to the Talmudists, surround Palestine (B. B. 74b; Yer. Ket. xii. 3; Kil. ix. 5; Midr. Teh. to Ps. xxiv.). In the enumeration of the seven seas in the Yalḳuṭ to Ps. xxiv., the "Sea of Acre"...
HUNA – His Liberality. Babylonian amora of the second generation and head of the Academy of Sura; born about 216 (212 according to Grätz); died in 296-297 (608 of the Seleucidan era; Sherira Gaon, in Neubauer, "M. J. C." i. 30) or in...
HUNA B. ḤANINA (ḤINENA) – Babylonian amora of the fifth generation (4th cent.). His principal teachers were Abaye (in whose school R. Safra and Abba b. Huna were his fellow pupils; B. B. 167b) and Raba; R. Papa, his senior, was a fellow pupil under Raba...
HUNA B. JOSHUA – Babylonian amora of the fifth generation; died in 410 (Samson of Chinon, "Sefer Keritut," p. 26a, Cremona, 1558). He was the pupil of Raba (Ḳid. 32b), who seems to have been his principal teacher, and who sometimes praised him...
HUNA B. NATHAN – Babylonian scholar of the fourth and fifth centuries. He was the pupil of Amemar II. and a senior and companion of Ashi, to whom he repeated several of Amemar's sayings and halakot (Giṭ. 19b; B. B. 55a, 74b). He was wealthy; but...