Pearl

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A pearl is a hard glistening object produced within the soft tissue (specifically the mantle) of a living shelled mollusk or another animal, such as a conulariid. Just like the shell of a mollusk, a pearl is composed of calcium carbonate (mainly aragonite or a mixture of aragonite and calcite) in minute crystalline form, which has been deposited in concentric layers. The ideal pearl is perfectly round and smooth, but many other shapes, known as baroque pearls, can occur. The finest quality natural pearls have been highly valued as gemstones and objects of beauty for many centuries. Because of this, pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable.

Keren-happuch

Keren-happuch (קֶרֶן הַפּוּךְ, "Horn of kohl") was the youngest of the three beautiful daughters of Job, named in the Bible as given to him in the later part of his life, after God made Job prosperous again. Keren-happuch's older sisters are named as Jemima and Keziah (Job 42:14). Job's sons, in contrast, are not named.

Manoah

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Manoah ( Mānoaḥ) is a figure from the Book of Judges 13:1-23 and 14:2-4 of the Hebrew Bible. His name means "rest" or "quiet".

Michal

Michal was, according to the first Book of Samuel, a princess of the United Kingdom of Israel; the younger daughter of King Saul, she was the first wife of David, who later became king, first of Judah, then of Israel.

Leah

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Leah is described in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Laban. She and her younger sister Rachel became the two concurrent wives of Hebrew patriarch Jacob. She had six sons, whose descendants became some of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. She also had a daughter, Dinah.

Rachel

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Rachel (רָחֵל Rāḥêl, meaning ewe ) was a Biblical figure best known for her infertility. The site revered as her burial place (Rachel's Tomb) is one of the holiest sites in Judaism. Rachel was the favorite of Jacob's two wives, and the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, two of the twelve progenitors of the tribes of Israel. Rachel's father was Laban. Her older sister was Leah, Jacob's first wife. Her aunt Rebekah was Jacob's mother.

Sheep

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Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like most ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name sheep applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female sheep is referred to as a ewe, an intact male as a ram or occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a younger sheep as a lamb.

Patriarchs (Bible)

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The patriarchs (אבות Avot or Abot, singular אב Ab or Aramaic: אבא Abba) of the Bible, when narrowly defined, are Abraham, his son Isaac, and Isaac's son Jacob, also named Israel, the ancestor of the Israelites. These three figures are referred to collectively as the patriarchs, and the period in which they lived is known as the patriarchal age. They play significant roles in Hebrew scripture during and following their lifetimes. They are used as a significant marker by God in revelations and promises, and continue to play important roles in the Abrahamic faiths.

Oreb and Zeeb

Oreb is a Hebrew Old Testament name, meaning raven.

Raven's Progressive Matrices

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Raven's Progressive Matrices (often referred to simply as Raven's Matrices) or RPM is a nonverbal group test typically used in educational settings. It is usually a 60-item test used in measuring abstract reasoning and regarded as a non-verbal estimate of fluid intelligence. It is the most common and popular test administered to groups ranging from 5-year-olds to the elderly. It is made of 60 multiple choice questions, listed in order of difficulty. This format is designed to measure the test taker's reasoning ability, the eductive ("meaning-making") component of Spearman's g (g is often referred to as general intelligence). The tests were originally developed by John C. Raven in 1936.

Ze'ev

Ze'ev Jabotinsky (1880–1940), Russian Jewish leader. Ze'ev Kesley, fictional character in The Lunar Chronicles fantasy novels. Ze'ev Maghen (born 1964), Israeli historian. Zeev Maoz (born 1945), American political scientist. Zeev Nehari (1915–1978), Israeli mathematician. Ze'ev Raban (1890–1970), Israeli artist. Zeev Rechter (1899–1960), Israeli architect. Zeev Reiss (1917–1996), Israeli scientist. Ze'ev Revach (born 1940), Israeli actor and comedian. Zeev Rudnick (born 1961), Israeli mathematician. Ze'ev Safrai (born 1948), Israeli historian. Ze'ev Schiff (1932–2007), Israeli journalist. Ze'ev Sherf (1904–1984), Israeli politician. Zeev Sternhell (born 1935), Israeli historian.

Wolf

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The wolf (Canis lupus), also known as the grey/gray wolf or timber wolf, is a canine native to the wilderness and remote areas of Eurasia and North America. It is the largest extant member of its family, with males averaging 43 - 45 kg and females 36 - 38.5 kg. It is distinguished from other Canis species by its larger size and less pointed features, particularly on the ears and muzzle. Its winter fur is long and bushy and predominantly a mottled gray in color, although nearly pure white, red, and brown to black also occur. Mammal Species of the World (3rd ed., 2005), a standard reference work in zoology, recognises 38 subspecies of C. lupus.

Midian

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Jewish Encyclopedia. Funk and Wagnalls, 1901–1906, which cites to:. Archaeology of Timna. Another Timna archaeology site. Richard Burton's account of his travels in "The Land of Midian". Spring of Harod – Ma'ayan Harod.

Benjamin

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As with Jewish tradition, it also further links a connection between the names of Benjamin's children and Joseph. * "Benjamin", Jewish Encyclopedia, 1908: Material on the tribe, its territory, Rabbinical tradition and Islam. Belah (meaning swallow), in reference to Joseph disappearing (being swallowed up). Becher (meaning first born), in reference to Joseph being the first child of Rachel. Ashbel (meaning capture), in reference to Joseph having suffered captivity. Gera (meaning grain), in reference to Joseph living in a foreign land (Egypt). Naaman (meaning grace), in reference to Joseph having graceful speech.

Caleb

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* The Jewish Encyclopedia, 1908

Tribe

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In anthropology, a tribe is a human social group. Exact definitions of what constitutes a tribe vary among anthropologists, and the term is itself considered controversial in academic circles in part due to its association with colonialism. In general use, the term may refer to people perceived by a population to be primitive and may have negative connotations. The concept is often contrasted with other social groups concepts, such as nations, states, and forms of kinship.

Achbor

Achbor (עַכְבּוֹר Standard Hebrew Aḵbōr, Tiberian Hebrew ʿAḵbōr) is a name that means "gnawing" and is, by extension, used as the word for "mouse". There are at least two persons by this name in the Hebrew Bible.

Mouse

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A mouse, plural mice, is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse (Mus musculus). It is also a popular pet. In some places, certain kinds of field mice are locally common. They are known to invade homes for food and shelter.

Shaphan

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Shaphan (Hebrew: שפן, which means "rock badger" ) is the name of a scribe or court secretary mentioned several times in the Old Testament (2 Kings 22:3-14 and 25:22; and parallels in 2 Chronicles 34:8-20; see also Jeremiah 26:24; 36:10-12; 39:14; 40:5 and following; and 43:6).

Rabbit

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Its meaning ranges from "peace and tranquility", to purity or the Holy Trinity, to Kabbalistic levels of the soul or to the Jewish diaspora. The tripartite symbol also appears in heraldry and even tattoos. Animal track. Cuniculture. Dwarf rabbit. Hare games. Jackalope. List of animal names. List of rabbit breeds. Lop rabbit. Rabbits in the arts. Rabbit show jumping. American Rabbit Breeders Association organization which promotes all phases of rabbit keeping. House Rabbit Society an activist organization which promotes keeping rabbits indoors. RabbitShows.com an informational site on the hobby of showing rabbits. The (mostly) silent language of rabbits.

Jonah

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The medieval Jewish scholar and rabbi Abraham ibn Ezra (1092 – 1167) argued against any literal interpretation of the Book of Jonah, stating that the "experiences of all the prophets except Moses were visions, not actualities." The later scholar Isaac Abarbanel (1437 – 1509), however, argued that Jonah could have easily survived in the belly of the fish for three days, because "after all, fetuses live nine months without access to fresh air." Teshuva – the ability to repent and be forgiven by God – is a prominent idea in Jewish thought.

Ancient Greek

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The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in Ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BCE to the 6th century CE. It is often roughly divided into the Archaic period (9th to 6th centuries BCE), Classical period (5th and 4th centuries BCE), and Hellenistic period (Koine Greek, 3rd century BCE to the 4th century CE). It is antedated in the second millennium BCE by Mycenaean Greek and succeeded by medieval Greek.

Columbidae

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It is familiar meat within Jewish, Arab, Assamese and French cuisines. According to the Tanakh, doves are kosher, and they are the only birds that may be used for a korban. Other kosher birds may be eaten, but not brought as a korban. It is also known in Asian cuisines, such as Chinese and Indonesian. In Europe, the wood pigeon is commonly shot as a game bird, while rock pigeons were originally domesticated as a food species, and many breeds were developed for their meat-bearing qualities. The extinction of the passenger pigeon in North America was at least partly due to shooting for use as food.

Zipporah

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Zipporah or Tzipora (, Tsippōrāh, "bird") is mentioned in the Book of Exodus as the wife of Moses, and the daughter of Reuel/Jethro, the priest or prince of Midian and the spiritual founder and ancestor of the Druze. In the Book of Chronicles, two of her descendants are mentioned: Shebuel, son of Gershom, and Rehabiah, son of Eliezer.

Deborah

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Traditional Jewish chronology places Deborah's 40 years of judging Israel from 1107 BC until her death in 1067 BC. The Dictionary of World Biography: The Ancient World claims that she might have lived in the period between 1200 BC to 1124 BC. Based on archaeological findings, different biblical scholars have argued that Deborah's war with Sisera best fits the context of either the second half of the 12th century BC or the second half of the 11th century BC. Battle of Mount Tabor (biblical). The Deborah number. Handel's Deborah (Handel). Book of Judges article, Jewish Encyclopedia. Debbora, Catholic Encyclopedia.