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HAGAB – Family of Nethinim, which returned from Babylon with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 46). In I Esd. v. 30 the name is given as "Agaba."E. G. H. M. Sel.
HAGABA, HAGABAH – Family of Nethinim, which came back from captivity with Zerubbabel (Ezra ii. 45; Neh. vii. 48). In I Esd. v. 29 the name is given as "Graba."E. G. H. M. Sel.
HAGAR – Biblical Data: Egyptian handmaid of Sarah, and mother of Ishmael. According to one narrative, Sarah, having no children, requested Abraham to take Hagar as concubine, so that she might adopt her children (comp. Gen. xxx. 3,...
HAGAR, HAGRIM – Names used by Jewish medieval writers to designate Hungary and the Hungarians. The expression "Ereẓ Hagar" occurs in Rashi on Yoma 11a, in a responsum of the French tosafist Isaac b. Abraham (died about 1200), and in the...
HAGARENES, HAGARITES – A nomadic people dwelling in the east of Palestine, against whom the tribe of Reuben was victorious in the time of Saul, seizing their tents and taking possession of their territory throughout the east of Gilead (I Chron. v....
HAGEGE, ABRAHAM – Chief rabbi at Tunis, where he died in 1880. After his death Israel Zeitoun of Tunis and Aaron ben Simon of Jerusalem published his explanations of most of the treatises in the Babylonian Talmud under the title "Zar'o shel...
HAGENAU – Fortified town of Alsace, situated on the Moder, sixteen miles north of Strasburg. Attracted by the numerous privileges granted to its inhabitants by Frederick Barbarossa, Jews settled there soon after it received its charter as...
HAGENBACH – Village in Upper Franconia, Bavaria. That an old Jewish colony existed there is proved by "Das Martyrologium des Nürnberger Memorbuches" (ed. Salfeld, p. 271), which mentions Hagenbach among those places in which the Jewish...
HAGGADAH – Derived from the verb (ḳal ), "to report," "to explain," "to narrate." The verb sometimes introduces halakic explanations, but the noun is used only in contradistinction to "halakah," and means a tale, a narrative, an...
HAGGADAH (SHEL PESAḤ) – Development. Ritual for Passover eve. Ex. xiii. 8, R. V., reads: "And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying, It is because of that which the Lord did for me, when I came forth out of Egypt." On the basis of that passage it...
HAGGADAH—TRADITIONAL MUSIC – See Addir Hu; Cantillation; Ḥad Gadya; Hallel; Ḳiddush; Ki lo Naeh.
HAGGADISTS – See Midrash Aggadah.
HAGGAI – Judean prophet of the early post-exilic period; contemporary with Zechariah (Ezra v. 1; III Ezra [I Esd.] vi. 1, vii. 3).(Hilprecht, in "Pal. Explor. Fund Quarterly," Jan., 1898, p. 55). = "Aggeus" in I Esd.;...
HAGGAI, BOOK OF – One of the so-called minor prophetical books of the Old Testament. It contains four addresses. The first (i. 2-11), dated the first day of the sixth month of the second year of Darius Hystaspes (520 B.C.), described as directed...
HAGGERI – Father of Mibhar, one of David's chosen warriors (I Chron. xi. 38 [R. V. "Hagri"]). In the parallel list, II Sam. xxiii., the words "ben Hagri" (the son of Hagri) are changed to "Bani ha-Gadi" (Bani, the Gadite).E. G. H. M....
HAGGI – Second son of Gad and progenitor of the Haggites (Gen. xlvi. 16; Num. xxvi. 15). The name is the same for individual and for family.E. G. H. M. Sel.
HAGGIAH – Levite of the family of Merari; son of Shimea and father of Asaiah (I Chron. vi. 15 [A. V. 30]). In the Septuagint the name is given 'Aγγία and 'Aμα and 'ναια.E. C. B. P.
HAGGITES – Tribal name of the descendants of Haggi, second son of Gad (Num. xxvi. 15); given "Agitæ" in the Vulgate, and 'Aγγει in the Septuagint.E. C. B. P.
HAGGITH – One of David's wives; known also as the mother of Adonijah (II Sam. iii. 4; I Kings i. 5, 11; ii. 13; I Chron. iii. 2), but apparently married to David after his accession to the throne. Adonijah is commonly designated as "the...
HAGIA – Servant of Solomon (I Esd. v. 34), whose children returned from the Captivity with Zerubbabel. Ezra ii. 57 and Neh. vii. 59 give "the children of Hattil," though this is probably an error. The Septuagint rendering in Neh. vii....
HAGIN DEULACRES – Last presbyter or chief rabbi of England; appointed May 15, 1281. He appears to have been raised to this position by the favor of Queen Eleanor, mother of King Edward I. Hagin was probably a nephew of Elyas, the "Great...
HAGIN FIL. MOSSY – Presbyter or chief rabbi of the Jews of England. He appears to have been the chirographer of the Jews of London, and obtained great wealth, but he lost it under Edward I. In 1255 he was appointed presbyter on the expulsion of...
HAGIOGRAPHA – The third part of the Old Testament canon, the other two being the Law ( ) and the Prophets ( ). It includes the three books (Hebrew initials of ), which in a special sense are designated as the poetic books par excellence, Job,...
ḤAGIZ, JACOB – Palestinian Talmudist; born of a Spanish family at Fez in 1620; died at Constantinople 1674. Ḥagiz's teacher was David Karigal ("Ḳorban Minḥah," No. 105), who afterward became his father-in-law. About 1646 Ḥagiz went to Italy...
ḤAGIZ, MOSES – Palestinian rabbi and author; born at Jerusalem in 1671; died at Safed after 1750. His father, Jacob Ḥagiz, died while Moses was still a child. The latter was therefore educated by his maternal grandfather, Moses Galante the...