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HOMILETISCHE MONATSSCHRIFT, DIE – See Periodicals.
HOMUNCULUS – See Golem.
HONDURAS – See South and Central America.
HONEY – Often mentioned in the Old Testament as a choice article of food. It was eaten alone (Judges xiv. 9; I Sam. xiv. 27, et al.), as well as with other foods. In pastry it took the place of sugar (Ex. xvi. 31). It was, with milk,...
ḤONI HA-ME'AGGEL – See Onias (Ha-Me'aggel).
HÖNIG, ISRAEL (EDLER VON HÖNIGSBERG) – Austrian tobacco-manufacturer; born at Kuttenplan, Bohemia, Oct., 1724; died at Vienna Jan. 19, 1808. He is noteworthy in the history of the Austrian Jews as the first among them to be ennobled. The son of a poor merchant, he...
HÖNIG, SIDONIE – Austrian actress; born at Vienna 1871; prize-winner at the Vienna Conservatorium. She made her début in 1889, at the Hoftheater, Carlsruhe, as Jane Eyre in "Die Waise aus Lowood." In 1890 she went to the Deutsche Volkstheater,...
HÖNIGSMANN, OSWALD – Austrian deputy; born in Rzeszow, Austrian Galicia, Dec. 2, 1824; died Oct. 24, 1880. He was educated at Lemberg, where he graduated as doctor of law. His democratic tendencies delayed his admission to the bar in Lemberg for...
HONOR – Either the distinction or excellence manifested by a man, or the mark of distinction accorded to him. "Kabod," when a manifestation of God, is translated "glory" (Ex. xvi. 10, and elsewhere); occasionally also when predicated of...
HONORIUS – Emperor of the Western Roman Empire (395-423). The laws of Arcadius, the Eastern emperor, regarding the Jews were signed also by Honorius, and applied at first equally to the Western Empire. But Honorius later promulgated...
HOOGSTRATEN (HOCHSTRATEN), JACOB VAN – Belgian controversialist; born at Hoogstraeten, Belgium, about 1460; died at Cologne Jan. 21, 1527. He studied at Louvain and Cologne, and became prior of a Dominican convent, professor of theology at Cologne University, and...
HOORNBEEK, JOHN – Dutch controversialist of the seventeenth century. He was the author of "Libri VIII pro Convincendis et Convertendis Judæis," a manual for missionaries to the Jews, with copious prolegomena (Leyden-Amsterdam, 1655). Although he...
HOPE – The expectation of something desired. The Hebrew terms for "hope" are "tiḳwah" and "seber," while "miḳweh" and "kislah" denote "trust"; and "toḥelet" signifies "expectation."—Biblical Data: Hope, a characteristic element of...
HOPHNI – The older of Eli's two sons who officiated as priests in the tabernacle of Shiloh (I Sam. i. 3). Hophni and his younger brother Phinehas are reproved as sons of Belial, and as rapacious and lustful (I Sam. ii. 12-17, 22). Their...
HOPHRA – King of Egypt at the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar. The name occurs but once in the Bible (Jer. xliv. 30); in the other passages where this king is referred to (Jer. xxxvii. 5, 7, 11; Ezek. xxix. 2 et...
HOR – 1. Mountain on the border-land of Idumæa; the next stopping-place after Kadesh of the children of Israel during their wanderings in the wilderness; famous as the scene of Aaron's death (Num. xx. 22 et seq., xxxiii. 37, and...
HORAM – King of Gezer at the time of the war between Joshua and the inhabitants of the land of Canaan. Horam went to the assistance of Lachish, but Joshua slew him and all his people (Josh. x. 33).E. G. H. M. Sel.
HORAYOT – The name of a Talmudic treatise in Seder Neziḳin ("damages"), the fourth in order of the six "sedarim" of the Mishnah. In the Mishnah edition it occupies the tenth and last place in the "seder"; in the Babylonian Talmud the...
HOREB, MOUNT – See Sinai.
HOREM – Fortified city of Naphtali, named with Iron and Migdalel (Josh. xix. 38). It is generally identified with the modern Ḥurah, west of Kedesh-naphtali.E. G. H. M. Sel.
HORESH – The word , indicating the place in the wilderness of Ziph where David hid himself from Saul (I Sam. xxiii. 15, 18, 19), generally translated "in the wood," is taken in the R. V. (ib. xxxiii. 15, margin) and by several modern...
HOR-HAGIDGAD – Place in the desert where the Israelites encamped; said to be situated between Bene-jaakan and Jotbathah (Num. xxxiii. 32, 33; in R. V. "Hor-haggidgad"). In Deut. x. 7 the name is changed to "Gudgodah"( ). Robinson...
HORI – 1. Surname of Seir, who, with his descendants, the Horites, occupied the land subsequently called "Edom" (Gen. xxxvi. 20 et seq.). The name occurs in the plural only once (Deut. ii. 12), and with the definite article; its...
HORMAH – Name of a city, usually found without the article, but in Num. xiv. 45 (Hebr.) written "ha-Ḥormah." It is not certain whether only one, or more than one, place is represented by the name, though the latter is more probable....
HORN, EDUARD – See Einhorn, Ignatz (Eduard Horn).