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FIORENTINO, SOLOMON – Italian poet; born at Monte San Savino, Tuscany, March 4, 1743; died at Florence Feb. 4, 1815. He studied at Sienna, where he commenced to write. The reaction of 1799 brought him to prison, and when released he lived in penury...
FIORINO, JEREMIAH DAVID ALEXANDER – German miniature-painter; born at Cassel Feb. 20, 1796 (according to the catalogue of the Dresden Gallery, 1793); died at Dresden June 22, 1847 (not Aug. 24, 1845, as Hoffmeister says); son of the merchant David Alexander...
FIR – The usual Authoized Version rendering of (once of the North-Palestinian pronunciation). In the Revised Version "cypress" has been adopted in almost every case in the margin. Of the ancient versions the Vulgate almost in variably...
FIRE – Biblical Data: The ordinary process of combustion, for which the Hebrew generally has , in Daniel (Aramaic) , and, with reference to the accompanying heat and glow, and ; while is a corrupt ἄπαξ λεγόμενον), the derivation of...
FIRE, PILLAR OF – See Pillar of Fire.
FIRKOVICH, ABRAHAM B. SAMUEL (Aben ReSheF) – Russian Karaite archeologist; born in Lutsk, Volhynia, Sept. 27, 1786; died in Chu-fut-Kale, Crimea, June 7, 1874. He was educated as a Karaite scholar, but later paid much attention to rabbinical literature, by which his Hebrew...
FIRMAMENT – See Cosmogony.
FIRMAN, JOSEPH – Redemption Of First-born In Holland.(After a drawing by Picart in 1722.)Grecian rabbi and author; lived in the sixteenth century. According to Solomon Cohen, he was a native of Seres, European, Turkey, whence he went to...
FIRST-BORN – See Primogeniture.
FIRST-BORN, REDEMPTION OF – According to Talmudic tradition, the first-born acted as officiating priests in the wilderness, until the erection of the Tabernacle, when the office was given to the tribe of Levi (Num. iii. 12, 13, 45-51; Zeb. 112b; compare...
FIRST-FRUITS – Biblical Data: As the firstling among the cattle, so the first-fruits of the field ("reshit," "ḥeleb" [LXX. ἀπαρχή], "bikkurim" [LXX. πρωτογεννήματα]), of corn, of wine, and of oil belonged to Yhwh. According to Ex. xxii. 28 (A....
FIRST-FRUITS OF THE WEST, THE – See Periodicals.
FIRUZ – See Babylonia, Post-Biblical Data.
FIRUZ-SHABUR – City of Babylonia; the "Sipphara" of Ptolemy and the Βηρσαβῶρα of Zosimus; situated a few miles South of Nehardea; built by Shabur I. about 250 C.E. In Berakot 59b it is called . "Formerly one who saw the Euphrates at the bridge...
FISCHEL, ABRAHAM JEHIEL BEN ZE'EB WOLF – German rabbi of the eighteenth century. He was the author of a work entitled "Imrah Ẓerufah," novellæ on several treatises of the Talmud and on Maimonides (Berlin, 1755).Bibliography: Steinschneider, Cat. Bodl. col. 690.S. S. M....
FISCHEL, ELIEZER BEN ISAAC – Russian Talmudist and cabalist; lived at Strizhov (Strizhovka) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He was the author of many cabalistic and homiletic works, among them being: "'Olam Eḥad," homilies on the unity of God,...
FISCHELL, A. – Rabbi and historian; lived in the city of New York in the middle of the nineteenth century. He was for some time an assistant to Dr. Raphall, minister of the Shearith Israel congregation. Concerning Fischell, whose name is also...
FISCHELS, MEÏR – Austrian Talmudist, died at Prague, Dec. 16, 1769. He was called "Fischels" as the son of Ephraim Fischel of Bunzlau, while some of his ancestors are mentioned in documents under the names of "Bimes" and "Margolies." The family...