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Bernhard Pick, Ph.D., D.D.

Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Newark, N. J.

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DEDANIM – The descendants of the Arabian Dedan, spoken of (Isa. xxi. 13) as engaged in commerce. Dedan is first mentioned (Gen. x. 7; I Chron. i. 9) as a son of Raamah, son of Cush, and again (Gen. xxv. 3; I Chron. i. 32) as a son of...
DEHAVITES – The Dehavites are mentioned among the peoples settled in Samaria who opposed the reconstruction of the Temple at Jerusalem (Ezra iv. 9). Whether the Dehavites are to be connected with a nomadic Persian tribe, the Δήοι, mentioned...
DILLMANN, AUGUST – German theologian and Orientalist; born at Illingen, Württemberg, April 25, 1823; died at Berlin July 4, 1894. When Hengstenberg died in 1869, Dillmann was invited to Berlin as his successor. Besides preparing a catalogue of...
DINAITES – A tribe mentioned in Ezra iv. 9 as having settled in Samaria, and as opposing and denouncing the efforts of the Jews to rebuild Jerusalem. The Dinaites have thus far not been positively identified.K. B. P.
DINHABAH – City mentioned in the Old Testament as the capital of Idumea, and probably the birthplace of Bela, son of Beor, King of Edom (Gen. xxxvi. 32; I Chron. i. 43). The efforts at locating the Dinhabah of Scripture have thus far been...
DISHON – 1. A son of Seir, and head of the aboriginal Idumean tribes (Gen. xxxvi. 21, 30; I Chron. i. 38; compare 41). 2. A son of Anah, grandson of Seir, and brother of Aholibamah, Esau's second wife (Gen. xxxvi. 25; I Chron. i. 41). A...
DOOR AND DOOR-POST – Doors were suspended and moved by means of pivots of wood ("potot") which projected from the ends of the two folds above and below. The pivots were inserted in sockets ("ẓirim," Prov. xxvi. 14). Doors were fastened by a lock, (...
EGOZI, MENAHEM BEN MOSES – Turkish Talmudist; lived at Constantinople during the sixteenth century. He was the author of "Gal shel Egozim," expositions on Genesis, published at Belvedere, near Constantinople. He also edited the responsa of the Geonim,...
EKRON – One of the five cities belonging to the Philistines (Josh. xiii. 3), situated in the maritime plain. It is mentioned in connection with the Ark in I Sam. v. 10, vi. 1-8. Ekron was noted for its sanctuary of Baal-zebub (II Kings...
ELIAB – 1. Son of Helon and leader of the tribe of Zebulun at the time when the census was taken in the wilderness (Num. i. 9; ii. 7; vii. 24, 29; x. 16).2. A Reubenite, the son of Pallu or Phallu, father of Nemuel, Dathan, and Abiram...
GEBER – 1. Son of Geber; mentioned (I Kings iv. 13) as one of Solomon's district commissariat officers who resided in the fortress of Ramoth-gilead and had charge of Havoth-jair and the district of Argob.2. Son of Uri; district...
GEDOR – 1. Son of Jehiel, father of Gibeon and ancestor of Saul (I Chron. viii. 31, ix. 37).2. Son of Penuel (I Chron. iv. 4).3. Son of Jered (ib. iv. 18).4. City of Judah (Josh. xv. 58), not far from Hebron. It is now called "Jadur."5....
GOTTHEIL, PAUL EDUARD – German Protestant missionary; born at Fraustadt, April 5, 1818; died at Stuttgart in 1893. A convert to Christianity, in 1848 he entered the service of the British Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Among the Jews, with...
GÜNSBURG, KARL SIEGFRIED – German author and preacher; born Dec. 9, 1784, at Lissa; died at Breslau Jan. 23, 1860. He studied philology and philosophy at Berlin, and for a time he published with Ed. Kley "Erbauungen, oder Gottes Werk und Wort" (1813-14)....
HABOR – River flowing through the land of Gozan; the classical "Chaboras." To the banks of this river Tiglath-pileser carried "the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh, and brought them unto Halah and Habor" (I...
HADASSAH – Earlier name of Esther, Mordecai's cousin (Esth. ii. 7). The name "Hadassah" occurs here only. It is not given by the Septuagint. In the Vulgate the name is given as "Edissa." See Esther.E. G. H. B. P.
HADRACH – Name occurring in Zech. ix. 1. The connection seems to indicate that it was the country in which Damascus was situated, or a neighboring locality. The Septuagint translates the name as "Sedrach." It has been suggested that...
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....
HALHUL – City in the hill country of Judah, mentioned in the list of cities in the inheritance of that tribe (Josh. xv. 58). Halhul was about four miles to the north of Hebron, and, according to a Jewish tradition (Hottinger, "Cippi...
HALI – Town on the boundary of Asher, mentioned in Josh. xix. 25 between Helkath and Beten. The Septuagint gives the name as "Aleph."E. G. H. B. P.
HAMATH-ZOBAH – A place mentioned in II Chron. viii. 3, as having been taken by Solomon. Some conjecture that Hamath-zobah is the same as Hamath; but the rendering of the former as "Bacsoba" by the Greek translators indicates that the two were...
HAMMEAH, TOWER OF – Tower near the sheep-gate of Jerusalem (Neh. iii. 1, xii. 39). The rendering of the Greek version, "the tower of the hundred," might be interpreted to mean that the tower either was garrisoned by one hundred men, or was one...