Hallel

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hallel (Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Hallel In Jewish ritual, the hymn of praise, beginning in the original with the word halleluiah, ‘Praise ye the Lord,’ and consisting of Psalms cxiii. to cxviii. inclusive, chanted in the temple while the Passover lambs were being slain, and also at the Passover supper. This hallel or song of praise, called the Egyptian hallel because the slaying of the Passover lambs was first commanded in Egypt, was also chanted at the sacrifice on the first day of the Passover, after the morning sacrifice on the feast of Pentecost, on the eight days of the feast of Tabernacles, and on the eight days of the feast of the Dedication. Another, called the great hallel, consisting of Psalm cxxxvi., or according to some of Psalm cxxxv. 4 to the end of Psalm cxxxvi., was chanted by those who wished a fifth cup at the Passover feast, and also on occasions of great joy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hallel (hal-el′, hal′el) the hymn of praise chanted during the Passover supper, consisting of Psalms cxiii.-cxviii. inclusive
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Heb., 'Praise ye Jehovah,' halelu, praise ye, and Jāh, Jehovah.

Usage

In literature:

HALLEL, name given to Psalms cxiii.-cxviii.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
These were called Hallel, which means praise, and if you will read the psalms you will see why.
"The Bible Story" by Rev. Newton Marshall Hall
The Hallel, probably Pss.
"The Christian Use of the Psalter" by A. R. Whitham
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In news:

Aaron is an international Messianic worship leader, ordained minister and director of Hallel Ministries International.
A prayer wall at Beth Hallel has creases between stone blocks that are modeled on the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
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