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SHEBA – See Sabeans.
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BAT-SHEBA – ...A family of printers, in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, whose name originates from the feminine name "Bath-sheba." The printer Mattathia Bat-Sheba, who died at Salonica toward the ...lion, half eagle, with crowns; and this sign recurs in the prints at Verona, in the production of which Abraham Bat-Sheba participated (1594-95). It is probable that the latter subsequently lived at Damascus ...There is a single book published at Damascus, in 1606, entitled "Kesef Nibḥar," by Josiah Pinto; and this was issued from the house of-Abraham ben Mattathia Bat-Sheba. The Bat-Shebas who later achieved distinction...
BATH-SHEBA – ...meaning of the Hebrew form of the name "Bathsheba" is not clear. The second part of the name appears in I Chron. iii. 5 as "shua" (compare Gen. xxxviii. 2).The story of David's seduction of Bath-sheba, told in ...II Sam. xi. et seq., is omitted in Chronicles. The king, while walking on the roof of his house, saw Bath-sheba, who was the wife of Uriah the Hittite, and immediately fell in love with her. Hearing that ...enemy in battle. After Uriah's death David was left free to make Bath-sheba his wife.According to the account in Samuel, David's action was displeasing to the Lord, who accordingly sent Nathan the prophet to...
BEER-SHEBA – ...the dwelling-place of Abraham; and according to Gen. xxi. 31, Abraham and Abimelech made a treaty there, whence it derives its name Beer-sheba, the "well of the oath." According to Gen. xxvi. 23 et seq.
SHEBA' ḲEHILLOT – Designation of the following seven populous Jewish communities in the counties of Oedenburg (Sopron) and Wieselburg (Mosony), Hungary: (1) Eisenstadt (Hungarian, Kis-Marton); (2) Deutsch-Kreutz (Német-Keresztur; Judæo-German, );
SHEBA, QUEEN OF – ...In the Bible, Josephus, and the Talmud. Monarch of a south-Arabian tribe, and contemporary with Solomon, whom she visited. The Queen of Sheba, hearing of the ...explorations by recent travelers and scholars, no reference to any Queen of Sheba has been found in the numerous Sabean inscriptions. R. Jonathan (c. 250 C.E.) asserts that the phrase
NATHAN – ...vii. 12-16). This vision and promise Nathan communicates to David, who accepts it without remonstrance. Again, it is Nathan who rebukes David because of the latter's sin with Bath-sheba. The rebuke takes the form ...Haggith, sought to secure the throne by winning over the populace by means of gifts and gracious conduct and many promises. David had promised the succession to Solomon, his son by Bath-sheba. Nathan advises Bath ...sheba to remonstrate with the king against the pretensions of Adonijah, promising to give timely confirmation to her words. The plan succeeds, and, by order of David, Nathan and Zadok the priest proclaim and anoint...
ELIAM – ...1. One of David's heroes (II Sam. xxiii. 34); son of Ahithophel the Gilonite (comp. I Chron. xi. 36).2. Father of Bath-sheba (II Sam. xi. 3). In I Chron. iii. 5 the name...
HAVILAH – ...Havilah is a son of Joktan, associated with Sheba and Ophir in the southern portion of the peninsula. As, however, the Assyrian inscriptions show that the power of Sheba extended as far north as the frontiers of ...Raamah, Sheba, and Dedan are coupled with Havilah is in favor of Arabia; and Havilah, like Sheba, might geographically be described as both Joktanite, or southern, and Cushite, or northern.Havilah was...
HAZAR-SHUAL – ...Town in the south of Judah (Josh. xv. 28; Neh. xi. 27), between Beth-palet and Beer-sheba, afterward included in the territory of Simeon (Josh. xix. 3; I Chron. iv. 28), where it is mentioned between...
AARON SELIG BEN MOSES OF ZOLKIEV – ...Author; flourished in the seventeenth century. He wrote "'Amude Sheba'" (Seven Pillars) containing: (1) Commentaries and glosses on the old and the new Zohar, explaining the foreign words therein; (2...
ḤIYYA ROFE – ...Berab. In 1612 Ḥiyya gave his approbation to Issachar Baer Eulenburg's "Be'er Sheba'." Most of Ḥiyya's works have been lost; the remainder were published by his...
SABEANS – ...The inhabitants of the ancient kingdom of Sheba in southeastern Arabia, known from the Bible, classical writers, and native inscriptions. The genealogies of Genesis give three pedigrees for Sheba, the ...upon the wealth and commercial activity of the Sabeans. The gifts of the kings of Sheba ( ) and of Seba ( ) to Solomon are noted ...in Ps. lxxii. 10, gold being especially mentioned among these presents (ib. verse 15). In both these passages the Septuagint, followed by the Vulgate, identifies Sheba with Arabia (βασιλεῖς Ἀράβων, Ἀραβία...
BEERAH – ...The Wells of Beer-sheba.(After a photograph.)Bibliography:
  • EILENBURG, ISSACHAR BAER BEN ISRAEL LEYSER – ...about 1620 rabbi of Austerlitz, Moravia.Eilenburg's works are: "Be'er Sheba'," commentaries on the treatises of the Talmud upon which there are no tosafot (Venice, 1614). This work is divided into seven...
    FIGO (PIGO), AZARIAH BEN EPHRAIM – ...similar work entitled "Be'er Sheba'," Venice, 1614; "Giddule Terumah," a casuistic commentary on Samuel ha-Sardi's "Sefer ha-Terumot," ib. 1643; "Binah la-'Ittim," seventy-five sermons for Saturdays and...
    DEDANIM – ...Cushite branch, and this theory of mixed descent gains weight from the fact that in each case the brother of Dedan is mentioned as Sheba. Thus the name of Dedan may apply to one tribe.LAPWING – ...bara," Giṭ. 68b), to which the angel presiding over the sea entrusted the Shamir. The dukifat appears also in the legend of Solomon and the Queen of Sheba (Targ. Yer. to Esther...
    TAMARISK – ...Testament, is interpreted by modern scholars as meaning "a tamarisk," and is so rendered in the Revised Version. Abraham planted a "tamarisk-tree" (R. V.) in Beer-sheba (Gen. xxi. 33; A. V. gives "a grove"). "Saul was...
    URIAH, URIJAH – ...1. Biblical Data: A Hittite; husband of Bath-sheba, and one of David'spicked warriors. The scanty Biblical allusions to him are of value as illustrating the ...with Bath-sheba was frustrated. Sent back to camp, Uriah was placed, by David's secret orders, "in the forefront of the hottest battle," and fell at the siege of Rabbah.Josephus ("Ant." vii. 8, § 1) adds...
    ASHKENAZI, MOSES DAVID – ...eminent Talmudists regarded Ashkenazi as their peer; Orenstein speaks of him as "schoolmate."Ashkenazi's second work, "Beer Sheba" (Well of the Oath), is a collection of homiletic disquisitions on the...
    CARAVAN – ...of the Jordan, carried Joseph to Egypt (Gen. xxxvii. 25, 28). The Dedanim—the inhabitants of the land of Teman and of Sheba—are also mentioned as leaders of caravans (Isa. xxi. 13, lx. 6; Job vi. 19). It seems...
    JESSE – ...I Sam. xx. 27, 30, 31; xxii. 7, 8), by Doeg (ib. xxii. 9), by Nabal (ib. xxv. 10), by Sheba (II Sam. xx. 1), and by the Ten Tribes (I Kings xii. 16; II Chron. x. 16)—Isaiah the prophet connects...
    FRANKFURTER, MOSES BEN SIMON – ...1714); "Sheba' Petilot," the moral teachings of the "Menorat ha-Ma'or," in seven chapters (ib. 1721); "Ṭob Leket," glosses to the Hilkot Semaḥot of the Shulḥan 'Aruk, Yoreh De'ah (ib. 1746...
    GEBA – ...II Kings xxiii. 8 as the northern landmark of the kingdom of Judah, in opposition to Beer-sheba, the southern; it is spoken of in II Sam. v. 25 as the eastern limit, in opposition to Gazer, the western. In the...
    HERODIANS – ...that is, "bad teaching" (comp. "se'or sheba-'isah" = "the leaven in the dough," corresponding to the "yeẓer ha-ra'"; Ber. 17a). This shows that the Herodians represented a religious party. In Luke xii. 1 the...
    SERAH – ...Joseph were to be buried (Soṭah 13a; Deut. R. xi.). According to the Midrash (Eccl. R. vii. 11), Serah was "the wise woman" who caused the death of Sheba ben Bichri (II Sam. xx.). In reference to the grave of Serah...
    SOLOMON AND MARCOLF – ...chiefly of riddles similar to those put to Solomon by the Queen of Sheba. The exact extent of its indebtedness to the Haggadah is somewhat doubtful, though it is practically certain that the various versions are...