Hebrew year

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Hebrew year a lunisolar year, of 12 or 13 months of 29 or 30 days—in every cycle of nineteen years the 3d, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th, and 19th having thirteen months instead of twelve
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. geár, gér; Ger. jahr, Ice. ár, Gr. hōra, season.

Usage

In literature:

And more than twenty years later the old lady might have been seen dauntlessly beginning the study of Hebrew.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Dr. Taylor, author of the famous Hebrew Concordance, which was published in two volumes folio, and was the labour of fourteen years.
"East Anglia Personal Recollections and Historical Associations" by J. Ewing Ritchie
Here we are overrun by them again after forty years' insurrection, and by the Hebrews to boot.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 20. July, 1877." by Various
In the Hebrew Institute the average of absence for all causes was, during the first year, less than eight per cent.
"The Children of the Poor" by Jacob A. Riis
The Hebrews had been more than two hundred years in the house of bondage.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Hebrews" by Thomas Charles Edwards
The same year a Frenchman came from Basle, whom the Queen of Navarre had sent that he should learn Hebrew.
"The Autobiography of Thomas Platter, a schoolmaster of the sixteenth century." by Thomas Platter
A'DAR, the twelfth month of the Hebrew sacred and sixth of the civil year, answering to part of February and part of March.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
Four thousand years ago the ancient Hebrews probably asked the same question.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
About forty Muhammad began to develop prophetic characteristics like those of the Hebrew prophets twelve hundred years before him.
"A Short History of the World" by H. G. Wells
Some of these old Hebrew manuscripts were withdrawn from their covering of dust in the cabinets of the Jews about the year 1517.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
For fifty years these poor Jews have been without the guidance of a rabbi, and there is not one left who can read a word of Hebrew.
"The International Monthly, Volume 4, No. 2, September, 1851" by Various
At six years of age he read Latin, Greek, and Hebrew.
"The Mystery of Francis Bacon" by William T. Smedley
It resulted in the Hebrews being sentenced to travel about for forty years.
"Heroes of Israel" by Theodore Gerald Soares
He began to learn Hebrew when he was three years old.
"Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ" by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
It had been contended for many years that no one could pass judgment on the veracity of the Scriptures who did not understand Hebrew.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
This proves that the Hebrews could not have mingled with the Egyptians for four hundred and thirty years.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 12 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Many religious ceremonies of the Hebrew race have, during these last few years, been converted into great functions of modish society.
"Social Transformations of the Victorian Age" by T. H. S. (Thomas Hay Sweet) Escott
Ahab, according to the Hebrews, reigned 22 years, Omri 12.
"The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)" by Max Duncker
The man so called was a short, bulky Hebrew, of 60-odd winters (one would prefer reckoning his years by the more rigorous season).
"The Incendiary" by W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
Here are two Hebrew peasants, in a period of Philistine domination more than a thousand years before the Christian era.
"Judges and Ruth" by Robert A. Watson
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In poetry:

But though at first amused,
Yet after seven years,
This Hebrew child got rather riled,
And melted into tears.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'T was then there lived a captive Hebrew pair;
In woe the embraces of their youth had past;
And blest their paler years one daughter; fair
She flourish'd, like a lonely rose, the last
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks

In news:

On Saturday, she will have a bat mitzvah to mark the culmination of her years of studying Hebrew and the beginning of her journey into Jewish adulthood.
An investment of more than two years studying Hebrew stood Ezra Ezekiel "Zeke" Winchell in good stead when the Walla Walla youth became a bar mitzvah (son of the commandment).
The Hebrew year 5773 and the month of Tishrei will soon be here.
I confess, I text my 7 and 10 year olds in Hebrew at bedtime.
Alumni coming to mark Hebrew camp's 60 years.
This year the shows are being held at the Hebrew Center, 130 Center street, Vineyard Haven.
Rosh Hashana h literally means "Head of the Year" in Hebrew.
Services ushering in the year 5773 on the Hebrew calendar featured the blowing of the shofar, a ram's horn.
Roberta Sanderson, wearing a blue dress, portrays a Hebrew singer in last year's " Walk Through Bethlehem" staged by Samoset First Baptist and Southside Baptist.
Roberta Sanderson, wearing a blue dress, portrays a Hebrew singer in last year's "Walk Through Bethlehem" staged by Samoset First Baptist and Southside Baptist.
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