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ṬET – Ninth letter of the Hebrew alphabet. The signification of its name is uncertain. Its sound is that of an emphatic surd dental (palatal English "t"). It occurs only as a radical, seldom as a formative element. It sometimes...
TETRAGRAMMATON – The quadriliteral name of God, , which is thus referred to in Josephus, in the Church Fathers, in the magic papyri, and in the Palestinian Talmud (Yoma 40a, below), whence it has passed into the modern languages. Other...
TETRARCH – A governor of a quarter of a province; the title of several feudal lords of Palestine and neighboring countries who were subject to Roman suzerainty. This title, which evidently implies a rank somewhat lower than that of...
TETUAN – See Morocco.
TEWELES, HEINRICH – Austrian dramatist; born at Prague Nov. 13, 1856. He made his début in 1881 with a drama entitled "Die Schauspielerin." His other works are: "Kampf um die Sprache," 1884; "Die Armen," novel, 1885; "Presse und Staat," 1886;...
TEXAS – Largest state in the American Union; admitted in 1845; seceded Feb. 1, 1861; and readmitted in 1870. Previous to its admission to the Union, Texas was an independent republic (1836-45).Early Settlement and Mexican War. Samuel...
TEXEIRA – See Teixeira.
THANKSGIVING – See Benedictions.
THEBEN, KOPPEL (JACOB BEN ABRAHAM MANDL) – President of the Jewish community in Presburg; died at Prague Aug. 26, 1799. As "sheṭadlan" of the Hungarian Jews he gained distinction; and under Joseph II., Leopold II., and Francis I. he labored indefatigably in behalf of his...