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HANNO, RAPHAEL – German writer; born in Hanau 1791; died in Heidelberg 1871. He embraced Christianity and became professor (1824) of Oriental languages at the University of Heidelberg, which position he filled till his death. He wrote: "Die...
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...
HANNOVER, RAPHAEL LEVI – Mathematician and astronomer; son of Jacob Joseph; born at Weikersheim, Franconia, 1685; died at Hanover May 17, 1779. He was educated at the Jewish school of Hanover and at the yeshibah of Frankfort-on-the-Main, and became...
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....
HANOVER – Capital of the Prussian province of the same name. Jews lived there as early as the first half of the fourteenth century, and they were well treated by the authorities. The municipal law ("Stadtrecht") of 1303 contained a...
ḤANUKKAH – The Feast of Dedication, also called "Feast of the Maccabees," celebrated during eight days from the twenty-fifth day of Kislew (December), chiefly as a festival of lights. It was instituted by Judas Maccabeus, his brothers, and...
ḤANUKKAH TRENDEL – See Games.
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...
HAPAX LEGOMENA – Biblical Data: Words or forms of words that occur once only. There are about 1,500 of these in the Old Testament; but only 400 are, strictly, "hapax legomena"; i.e., are either absolutely new coinages of roots, or can not be...
HAPHRAIM – City of Issachar, between Shunem and Shihon (Josh. xix. 18, 19). In the "Onomastica Sacra," s.v. "Aphraim," it is spoken of as still known under the name of "Affarea," six miles from Legio (Lajjun), to the north. About that...
HA-PISGAH – See Periodicals.
HAPPINESS – Biblical Data: Everywhere in the Old Testament the joyous and harmonious notes of life are accentuated. Life is synonymous with good and blessing. This predominant note of happiness was undoubtedly the outcome of faith and of a...
HARA – District mentioned in I Chron. v. 26 as one of those to which Tiglath-pileser brought the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh. Like the other places with which it is associated, Hara must have been situated in...
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....
HARARI, JUDAH (ARYEH) – Liturgical poet; lived at Montpellier in the second half of the thirteenth century. He is highly praised by Abraham Bedersi in the poem entitled "Ḥereb ha-Mithappeket." Several of his piyyuṭim have been preserved in the ritual...