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ECCLESIASTICAL TERMS AND DEFINITIONS.
Jews, 280 B. C. There were many disputes as to its correctness, but it was the basis of all subsequent translations.
SHEBUOTH. FEAST OF WEEKS.
A celebration of the completion of the seven weeks of harvest, according to Deut. xvi, 9. At the present time the main object of the feast is to thank God for the giving of the commandments.
SUKKOTH. FEAST OF TABERNACLES.
It lasts seven days, commencing on the fourteenth day of the seventh month, Tishri, the first day only being a holy day. This is also a harvest feast, and is in obedience to the command in Levit. xxiii, 40: "And ye shall take unto yourselves on the first day the fruit of the tree, hadar, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of the myrtle tree, and willows of the brook, and ye shall rejoice before the Eternal seven days."
ligations. They contained the thread of blue spoken of by Moses, a symbol to direct the eye and heart to God.
TALMUD. This book contains the complete civil and canonical law of the Jewish people, embracing both the Mishna and the Gemara, the former being the earliest text. It is a book of doctrine, as the name implies, and this doctrine is elucidated and commented upon in a series of dialogues, in many cases of a fanciful character. The Mishna (doctrine) and the Gemara (teaching) contain, however, many curious and interesting statements regarding legal, medical, physical, ethical and astronomical subjects. They reveal much of the customs, practices, and decisions of the Jewish nation in the ages of antiquity. The word Talmud is from the Hebrew word lamed, and signifies, to learn.
TEFILLA. A prayer known as Sh'mona esreth, on account of the eighteen benedictions that it originally contained.
TORAH. LAW. The five books of Moses, known as the Pentateuch.
NATIVITY, DATES OF BIRTH AND DEATH.
NOTE.-The first line of figures gives year of birth, the second death. The letter L signifies living.
ALDRICH, THOMAS BAILEY,
Arabia..... ALLEN, ELIZABETH AKERS,
....B. C. 389- 314
.B. C. 525- 456
B. C. 235 or 4- 183
ALEXANDER, WILLIAM (Earl of Sterling),
ALI (Ali Ben Abu Taleb),
ANDERSON. HANS CHRISTIAN, Island of Fünen.....
ANTONIUS, MARCUS AURELIUS,
ARCHIAS, AULUS LICINIUS,
Greece..... Flourished B. C. ARBITER, PETRONIUS,
Flourished 50- 66
Syria....... . Circa B. C. 120
..... Circa 1598-1679 BODENSTEDT, FRIEDERICH MARTIN VON,
BOHN, HENRY G.,
BOISTE, PIERRE CLAUDE VICTOIRE, France..
BOKER, GEORGE HENRY, America..
BRADLEY, MARY E., America... BRADSTREET, ANNE,
England.. BRADY, NICHOLAS,
BOLINGBROKE, LORD (Henry St. John),
BONIFACE, JOSEPH XAVIER (J. X. B. Saintine', France..
BONSTETTEN, CHARLES VICTOR DE,
Switzerland.. BOOTH, BARTON, England.. BOSWELL, JAMES,
BOTTA, ANNA C. LYNCH,
BOWLES, WILLIAM LISLE,
BROWNE, SIR THOMAS,
England BROWNE, WILLIAM,
BRAINARD, JOHN G. C.,
BROOKE, LORD (Fulke Greville),
BROOKS, MARIA GOWEN,
England.. BRUCE, MICHAEL, Scotland....
BROWNING, ELizabeth Barrett,
England... BROWNING, ROBERT,
. Circa 1820- L.
B. C. 234- 149
Italy. · ··· · . . . Circa B. C. 77-45
CERVANTES, MIGUEL DE,
CHANDLER, ELIZABETH MARGARET,
CHANNING, WILLIAM ELLERY,
CHATHAM, WILLIAM PITT, Earl of,
CHESTERFIELD, (Philip Domer Stanhope)
CATO, MARCUS PORCIUS,
CATULLUS, CAIUS VALERIUS,
CHILD, LYDIA MARIA,
Greece.... Flourished B. C. CHOATE, RUFUS, America..
CHORLEY, HENRY FOTHERGILL, England....
England. CIBBER, COLLEY,
CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS,
CLARKE, JAMES FREEMAN,
CLARKE, JAMES GOWDREY,
America. CLARKE, M'DONALD, America.
CLARKE, SIMEON TUCKER, America..
.B. C. 106- 43
COKE, SIR EDWARD,
Greece....Flourished B. C.
.Circa 365- 410
...1613 Circa 1658
Egypt.. CLEMMER, MARY ANN, America..
CLOUGH, AUTHUR HUGH,
Island of Barbadoes....... 1668-1710
1551 or 2-1633