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ḤAZAḲAH – The term has various meanings in the Talmud; the one most cognate to the original meaning of the Hebrew root is that of "taking possession," which act constituted acquisition with regard to both movable and immovable property...
HAZAR-ENAN – Place on the boundary of Palestine, apparently to the northeast, between Zephron and Shepham, not far from the district of Hamath, in Damascene Syria (Num. xxxiv. 9, 10; Ezek. xlvii. 17, xlviii. 1 [R. V. "Hazar-enon"]).E. G. H....
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 Moladah and Bilhah. After...
HAZAR-SUSAH – City in the extreme south of Judah, allotted to Simeon (Josh. xix. 5). In the parallel passage I Chron. iv. 31, the reading is "Hazarsusim," where the Greek translators have 'Hμισυσεωσιμ, which would presuppose the Hebrew...
HAZARMAVETH – Third son of Joktan, of the family of Shem (Gen. x. 26; I Chron. i. 20). The name is preserved in the modern Hadramaut, a province of southern Arabia. Strabo (xvi. 42) mentions the Χατραμωτῖται, one of the four chief tribes of...
HAZAZON-TAMAR – Dwelling-place of the Amorites when the four kings made their invasion and fought with the five kings (Gen. xiv. 7 [A. V. "Hazezon-tamar"]). In II Chron. xx. 2 it is identified with En-gedi, where the Ammonites, Moabites, and...
HA-ẒEBI – Hebrew weekly, published at Jerusalem, beginning in 1876, by Eliezer Benjudah. At the end of 1899 he began to publish a supplement, also in Hebrew, dealing with agriculture, under the title "Ha-'Iḳḳar." The supplement, however,...
HA-ẒEFIRAH – Hebrew newspaper; founded by Ḥayyim Selig Slonimski at Warsaw Jan. 25, 1862. In 1863 it was suspended on account of the Polish troubles. Slonimski revived it in 1874, the first two volumes appearing at Berlin, the third and...
HAZEROTH – A station of the Israelites in the desert (Num. xi. 35, xii. 16, xxxiii. 17; Deut. i. 1). It was at Hazeroth that Miriam, having slandered her brother Moses, was stricken with leprosy (Num. xii. 1-11). The geographical position...
HAZKARAT NESHAMOT – Memorial service, held, according to the German ritual, after the readings of the Law and the Prophets in the morning service on the eighth day of Pesaḥ, the second of Pentecost, the eighth of Sukkot (Shemini 'Aẓeret), and the...
ḤAZḲUNI, ABRAHAM BEN HEZEKIAH – Galician Talmudist and cabalist; born at Cracow in 1627; died at Tripoli, Syria. He was a disciple of Yom-Ṭob Lipman Heller, and the author of the following works: "Zot Ḥuḳḳat ha-Torah," an abridgment of Isaac Luria's "Sefer...
ḤAZḲUNI, HEZEKIAH – See Hezekiah ben Manoah.
HAZOR – 1. Fortified city between Ramah and Kadesh, on the high ground overlooking Lake Merom. It was the seat of Jabin, a powerful Canaanitish king, as appears from the summons sent by him to all the kings round about to assist him...
ḤAẒOT – See Midnight.
ḤAZZAN – Communal official. The word is probably borrowed from the Assyrian "ḥazanu," "ḥazannu" (overseer, director; see Delitzsch, "Assyrisches Handwörterbuch," p. 272a; connected with the Hebrew , meaning "vision"). "Ḥazanuti" (plural...
ḤAZZAN, HAZAN – An Oriental rabbinical family, probably of Spanish origin, members of which are found in Spain, and in Smyrna, Alexandria, and other cities of the East; their pedigree, however, can not be traced further back than the eighteenth...
ḤAZZAN, ABRAHAM BEN JUDAH – Cantor at Kremenetz, Volhynia, in the sixteenth century. In 1595, after recovering from a terrible malady which ended in a trance, he applied himself to utilizing certain material for a haggadic commentary upon the Prophets and...