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Charles C. Torrey, Ph.D.

Professor of Semitic Languages, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Contributions:
ABEDNEGO – The name given to Azariah, one of Daniel's three companions at the court of Nebuchadnezzar. The name is evidently a corruption of Abed Nebo ( ), "Servant of [the Babylonian god] Nebo," a name found (written in both the cuneiform...
'AMM, 'AMMI – A name applied to Semitic gods and found in Biblical names like Amminadab, Ammiel, Ammishaddai. The word 'amm, 'am, properly "kinsman" (in Arabic, "paternal uncle"), was used among the Semites as an appellation of various gods...
AMMIEL – A name of the following persons in the Old Testament: 1. A Danite (Num. xiii. 12). 2. Father of Machir, of Lodebar (II Sam. ix. 4 et seq., xvii. 27). 3. Father of David's wife, Bathsheba ("Bathshua") (I Chron. iii. 5; compare II...
AMMINADAB – 1. The father of Aaron's wife Elisheba (Ex. vi. 23) and of Nahshon, the "head of the tribe of Judah" (Num. i. 7, ii. 3). Also the name of certain Levites (I Chron. vi. 7, xv. 10). 2. The name of a king of the Ammonites in the...
AMMISHADDAI – Name of the father of the Danite Ahiezer, in Num. i. 12, ii. 25, etc. Gray, "Hebrew Proper Names," pp. 194 et seq., 245, pronounces the name a late and artificial formation. C. C. T.
APOCALYPSE – I. The Terms "Apocalypse" and "Apocalyptic." An "Apocalypse," in the terminology of early Jewish and Christian literature, is a revelation of hidden things given by God to some one of his chosen saints or (still oftener) the...
JUDITH, BOOK OF – Title. An Apocryphal book in sixteen chapters. The book receives its title from the name of its principal character, Judith ( = "Jewess"; in the Greek transliteration, Ἰουδείθ), a name found also in Gen. xxvi. 34 (comp. the...