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

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

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JOSHUA (JEHOSHUA) – Name of several Biblical personages.In Hebrew (Deut. iii. 21; Judges ii. 7) and commonly (Judges ii. 7a; Ex. xvii. 9; Josh. i. 1) correspond to = "helped by Yhwh," the shorter form being = "help" or "one who helped" (Num. xiii....
KEDAR – One of the sons of Ishmael (Gen. xxv. 13; I Chron. i. 29). The name is also applied in Scripture to the tribe that sprang from him, and is likewise used for the Bedouins generally, whose characteristic traits are ascribed to...
KENITES – Biblical Data: A tribe of Palestine, mentioned in the time of Abraham as possessing a part of the promised land (Gen. xv. 19). At the Exodus it inhabited the vicinity of Sinai and Horeb; and to it belonged Jethro, the...
KIR – A people and country subject to the Assyrian empire. In II Kings xvi. 9 and Amos i. 5, ix. 7, Kir is mentioned as the place whither the Syrians went before they settled in the regions north of Palestine, and to which...
KIRJATH-JEARIM – 1. A descendant of Caleb, the son of Hur (I Chron. ii. 50, 52, 53). 2. One of the towns of the Gibeonites (Josh. ix. 17), which belonged to the tribe of Judah (ib. xv. 60; Judges xviii. 12), on the border of Benjamin (Josh....
KIRJATH-SEPHER – City in the hill-country of Judah (Josh. xv. 49), situated to the south of Hebron (x. 38), on a prominence not very far from that city (ib. xv. 15). It was the former name of Debir (ib. xv. 15; Judges i. 11), and was also known...
KISH – The father of Saul, the first king of Israel (I Sam. ix. 3, xii. 21, xiv. 51; I Chron. ix. 39, xii. 1, xxvi. 28). He was a wealthy and powerful Benjamite, the son of Ner (I Chron. viii. 33, ix. 39) and the grandson (I Sam. ix. 1...
KISLEW – The ninth month of the Jewish calendar, corresponding to December. It has either twenty-nine or thirty days. In the Septuagint Kislew is called Xασελεῦ; in the Macedonian, 'Aπελ λαιοç; on Palmyrene inscriptions, and in...
KÖCHER, HERMANN FRIEDRICH – German Christian Hebraist; born at Osnabrück in 1747; died April 2, 1792. He was the author of "Specimen Observationum Philologicarum in I Sam. ii." Jena, 1772; "Comm. Sistens Explicationem Vocum et Gen. i. 3, 5, de Deo...
KÖNIG, FRIEDRICH EDUARD – German Protestant theologian; born at Reicheribach, Saxony, Nov. 15, 1846; Ph.D., 1874, Leipsic; D.D., 1888, Erlangen. He was appointed professor of theology, first at Leipsic, then at Rostock, and, in 1900, at Bonn.König has...
LAUTERBACH, SELIG – Galician writer; born at Drohobicz Jan. 25, 1826; known as the author of the following works: "Minḥat Kohen," in two volumes (Drohobicz, 1882), the first discussing the proper names of the Old Testament, the second the Jewish...
OHOLIAB – Son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan; contemporary of Moses. He was appointed by God ("and I, behold, I have given," Ex. xxxi. 6) to work with Bezaleel, the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, in the construction...
OHOLIBAMAH – Daughter of Anah, a descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. xxxvi. 2, 21), and one of the three wives of Esau. In an earlier narrative she is called "Judith, daughter of Beeri, the Hittite" (ib. xxvi. 34). See also ib. xxxvi. 40-43;...
ROSENTHAL, DAVID AUGUSTUS – German physician and author; born at Neisse, in Silesia, in the year 1812; died at Breslau March 29, 1875. He was educated at the University of Breslau, whence he was graduated M.D. In 1851 he embraced Roman Catholicism, and set...
RYSSEL, CARL VICTOR – German Protestant theologian; born at Reinsberg, Saxony, Dec. 18, 1849; died at Zurich. March 2, 1905. Having completed his theological and Oriental studies, he commenced his academic career at the Leipsic University in 1878 and...
ZALMUNNA – Midianite king defeated and slain by Gideon (Judges viii. 5-7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21; Ps. lxxxiii. 12 [A. V. 11]). Zalmunna is always mentioned together with Zebah, who was also a Midianite king.E. G. H. B. P.
ZECHARIAH BEN JEHOIADA – Biblical Data: A reforming priest who lived under King Joash of Judah. He reproved the idolaters, announcing God's judgment against them; and a conspiracy was formed against him that resulted in his being stoned in the court of...
ZIMRI – 1. Son of Zerah and grandson of Judah (I Chron. ii. 6), identical with Zabdi (Jos. vii. 1).2. Son of Salu, a prince of the Simeonites. In the wilderness the Israelites were smitten at Shittim for worshiping Baal-peor, and while...
ZIPPOR – Father of Balak, King of Moab, who hired Balaam to curse Israel. All the passages which mention Zippor name him together with his son Balak (Num. xxii. 2, 4, 10, 16; xxiii. 18; Josh. xxiv. 9; Judges xi. 25). An allusion to him...
ZURISHADDAI – The father of Shelumiel, a chief of the tribe of Simeon, who was chosen to aid Moses in numbering the people (Num. i. 6; ii. 12; vii. 36, 41; x. 19).E. G. H. B. P.