Bees are flying insects closely related to wasps and ants, known for their role in pollination and, in the case of the best-known bee species, the western honey bee, for producing honey and beeswax. Bees are a monophyletic lineage within the superfamily Apoidea and are presently considered a clade, called Anthophila. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven recognized biological families. They are found on every continent except Antarctica, in every habitat on the planet that contains insect-pollinated flowering plants.
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Hadassah's National Commission on American Jewish Women publishes Voices for Change: Future Directions for American Jewish Women, a landmark study that directly questions Jewish women about their needs, hopes, and desires. Hadassah initiates grassroots community service with READ*WRITE*NOW!, a U.S. volunteer literacy program.
In Jewish liturgy, the myrtle is one of the four sacred plants (Four Species) of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles representing the different types of personality making up the community. The myrtle having fragrance but not pleasant taste, represents those who have good deeds to their credit despite not having knowledge from Torah study. The three branches are lashed or braided together by the worshipers a palm leaf, a willow bough, and a myrtle branch. The etrog or citron is the fruit held in the other hand as part of the lulav wave ritual. In Jewish mysticism, the myrtle represents the phallic, masculine force at work in the universe.
A totem (Ojibwe doodem) is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol that serves as an emblem of a group of people, such as a family, clan, lineage, or tribe.
. * Ancient Judaism, Max Weber, Free Press, 1967, ISBN: 0-02-934130-2 Jewish Encyclopedia. Jewish History Resource Center.
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Some Muslim scholars, such as Ibn Kathir and Kisa'i, reproduced Jewish traditions regarding Isaiah, which were transmitted through early Jewish converts to Islam. Isaiah is mentioned as a prophet in Ibn Kathir's Story of Prophet Isaiah, and the modern writers Muhammad Asad and Abdullah Yusuf Ali accepted Isaiah as a true Hebrew prophet, who preached to the Israelites following the death of King David. Isaiah is well known in Muslim exegesis and literature, notably for his predictions of the coming of Jesus and Muhammad. Isaiah's narrative in Muslim literature can be divided into three sections.
Hephzibah or Hepzibah ( or ; ) is a figure in the Books of Kings in the Bible. She was the wife of Hezekiah, King of Judah, and the mother of Manasseh. She is in.
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Ezra is written to fit a schematic pattern in which the God of Israel inspires a king of Persia to commission a leader from the Jewish community to carry out a mission; three successive leaders carry out three such missions, the first rebuilding the Temple, the second purifying the Jewish community, and the third sealing the holy city itself behind a wall. (This last mission, that of Nehemiah, is not part of the Book of Ezra.) The theological program of the book explains the many problems its chronological structure presents.
Lemuel is a Hebrew name, meaning "devoted to God", which may refer to:
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Jewish translations:. Mishlei – Proverbs (Judaica Press) translation [with Rashi's commentary] at Chabad.org. Christian translations:. Bible Gateway 35 languages/50 versions. Unbound Bible 100+ languages/versions at Biola University. Introductions:. Introduction to the Book of Proverbs a Forward Movement publication. – Various versions.
(or ’Il, ; ; ; ; إل or إله; cognate to ) is a Northwest Semitic word meaning "god" or "deity", or referring (as a proper name) to any one of multiple major ancient Near Eastern deities. A rarer form, ila, represents the predicate form in Old Akkadian and in Amorite. The word is derived from the Proto-Semitic archaic biliteral [[wiktionary:Reconstruction:Proto-Semitic/ʾil-|]], meaning "god".
("Hierology" has been proposed as an alternative, more generic term. ) In Jewish theology, the historical absence of political authority has meant that most theological reflection has happened within the context of the Jewish community and synagogue, including through Rabbinical discussion of Jewish law and Jewish Biblical commentaries. Jewish theology is linked to ethics and therefore has implications for how one behaves. Christian theology is the study of Christian belief and practice. Such study concentrates primarily upon the texts of the Old Testament and the New Testament as well as on Christian tradition. Christian theologians use biblical exegesis, rational analysis and argument.
Jonathan (, Standard Yonatan / Yəhonatan Tiberian Yônāṯān) is a common male given name meaning "YHWH has given" in Hebrew. The earliest known use of the name was in the Bible, one Jonathan was the son of King Saul, a close friend of David.
Nathanaelthe gift of God
Nathaniel (less frequently, Nathanael, Nathanel or Nathanial) is a given name derived from the Greek form of the Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el), meaning "God/El has given".
The name appears in the book of Genesis: Joseph is Jacob's eleventh son and Rachel's first son, and known in the Jewish Bible as Yossef ben-Yaakov. In the New Testament there are two others named Joseph: 1) Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus; and, 2) Joseph of Arimathea, a secret disciple of Jesus who supplied the tomb in which Jesus was buried. The form "Joseph" is used mostly in English, French and German-speaking countries. This spelling form is also found as a variant in the Nordic countries. In Persian the name is called "Yousef". In Portuguese and Spanish, the name is called "José". In Arabic, including in the Qur'an, the name is spelled يوسف or Yūsuf.
Rabbeinu ChananelChananelChananel son of Chushiel
Chananel ben Chushiel or Ḥananel ben Ḥushiel, an 11th-century Kairouanan rabbi and Talmudist, was a student of one of the last Geonim. He is best known for his commentary on the Talmud. Chananel is often referred to as Rabbeinu Chananel - Hebrew for "our teacher, Chananel" (in Hebrew, רבנו חננאל, or abbreviated, ר"ח).
John is a common masculine given name in the English language of originally Semitic origin. The name is derived from the Latin Ioannes and Iohannes, which are forms of the Greek name Iōannēs, originally borne by Hellenized Jews transliterating the Hebrew name Yohanan, "Graced by Yah", or, "Yahweh is Gracious". There are numerous forms of the name in different languages; these were formerly often simply translated as "John" in English but are increasingly left in their native forms (see sidebar).
Ananias ben Onias, son of the priest who founded the Jewish Temple at Leontopolis. Hananiah of Damascus, known as Ananias of Damascus, Hellenized Jewish mystic, mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles as a convert to Christianity and early companion of Saul of Tarsus. Hananiah Harari (1912–2000), American painter and illustrator. Hanania Baer, award-winning cinematographer. Hanani. Ananias (disambiguation).
The Chronicles of Jerahmeel is a mediaeval document ascribed to the 12th century Jewish historian Jerahmeel ben Solomon, and is unrelated to any of the above. 1) a son of Hezron and great-grandson of Judah, as given in the extended genealogies in, and. 2) a son of Kish, one of the Levites appointed by David to administer the temple worship, as described in. 3) a son of the king, sent with others by Jehoiakim to arrest Baruch the scribe and Jeremiah the prophet, as given in.
Barachel may refer to:
Berechiah is a Jewish name that occurs several times in the Bible. It is derived from Berakhah, "blessing". * Entry in Bartelby Encyclopedia the father of the Hebrew prophet Zechariah and son of Iddo, according to, but probably not the prophet by the same name. In Isaiah 8:2, he is referred to by the longer form of the same name, Jeberechiah or Jeberekiah. son of Zerubbabel, according to and the Seder Olam Zutta, was an Exilarch in Babylon. Berechiah ha-Nakdan, 13th century writer and fabulist. Berechiah de Nicole, also known as Benedict fil Mosse, a 13th-century Tosafist who lived at Lincoln, England. Berechiah Berak ben Isaac Eisik Shapira (died 1664), Galician preacher.
Jedediah or Jedidiah is a Hebrew male given name, which is derived from the name Yedidyah, meaning "friend of God". In the Hebrew Bible, Jedidiah (Jeddedi in Brenton's Septuagint Translation) was the second or "blessing" name given by God through the prophet Nathan in infancy to Solomon, second son of King David and Bathsheba.
Eldad may refer to: