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Eliezer (אֱלִיעֶזֶר / אֱלִיעָזֶר "Help/Court of my God", Standard Hebrew Eliʿézer / Eliʿázer, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlîʿézer / ʾĔlîʿāzer) was Moses and Zipporah's second son. His name means "God was my help" in Hebrew. Elohim (אלהים) is a Hebrew word related to deity, but whose exact significance is often disputed. ... The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... Moses or Móshe (מֹשֶׁה, Standard Hebrew Móše, Latin Moyses, Tiberian Hebrew Mōšeh, Arabic موسى Musa), son of Amram (Imran in Arabic) and his wife, Jochebed, a Levite. ... Zipporah or Tzipora (צִפּוֹרָה Bird, Standard Hebrew Ẓippora, Tiberian Hebrew á¹¢ippôrāh), mentioned in the Book of Exodus, is Moses wife, and the daughter of Jethro, a priest of Midian. ... Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family spoken by more than 6 million people, mainly in Israel, the West Bank, the United States and by Jewish communities around the world. ...


The verse in the book of Exodus (18:4) states: Exodus is the second book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and also the Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible), and Christian Old Testament. ...

"The name of the (other son) son was Eliezer, because 'My father's God (Eli) was my helper (ezer), rescuing me from Pharaoh's sword."

Both Gershom and Eliezer were born during the time Moses had fled from Egypt and had taken refuge in Midian and had married Jethro's daughter Zipporah. Pharaoh (Hebrew פַּרְעֹה (without niqqud: פרעה), Standard Hebrew ParÊ¿o, Tiberian Hebrew Parʿōh, Arabic فرعون) is a title used to refer to the kings (of godly status) in ancient Egypt. ... In the Bible, Gershom (גֵּרְשֹׁם Expulsion, Standard Hebrew Gerəšom, Tiberian Hebrew Gērəšōm) was the firstborn son of Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:22). ... According to the Bible, Midian (מִדְיָן Strife; judgment, Standard Hebrew Midyan, Tiberian Hebrew Miḏyān,Arabic مدين) was a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6). ... Jethro (יִתְרוֹ His excellence/posterity, Standard Hebrew Yitro, Tiberian Hebrew Yiṯrô) is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. ... Zipporah or Tzipora (צִפּוֹרָה Bird, Standard Hebrew Ẓippora, Tiberian Hebrew á¹¢ippôrāh), mentioned in the Book of Exodus, is Moses wife, and the daughter of Jethro, a priest of Midian. ...


There is also an Eliezer known as Eliezer of Damascus (אֱלִיעֶזֶר דַּמֶּשֶׂק / אֱלִיעָזֶר דַּמָּשֶׂק, Tiberian Hebrew ʾĔlîʿézer Damméśeq / ʾĔlîʿāzer Dammāśeq, Standard Hebrew Eliʿézer Damméseq / Eliʿázer Dammáseq), the head of the patriarch Abraham's household mentioned in the book of Genesis (15:2): Damascus by night, pictured from Jabal Qasioun; the green spots are minarets Damascus (Arabic officially دمشق Dimashq, colloquially ash-Sham الشام) is the capital city of Syria. ... Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Abraham (אַבְרָהָם Father/Leader of many, Standard Hebrew Avraham, Latin Abrahamus, Tiberian Hebrew ʾAḇrāhām; Arabic ابراهيم IbrāhÄ«m) is the patriarch of Judaism, recognized by Christianity, and a very important prophet in Islam. ... Genesis (Greek: Γένεσις, having the meanings of birth, creation, cause, beginning, source and origin), also called The First Book of Moses, is the first book of Torah (five books of Moses), and is the first book of the Tanakh, part of the Hebrew Bible; it is also the first book of...

"Abram said, 'O Lord, God, what will you give me if I remain childless? The heir to my household will be Eliezer (of) Damascus'."

According to most opinions the nameless servant in Genesis 24, who searched for a bride for Isaac was this Eliezer. An arranged marriage is a marriage in which the marital partners are chosen by others based on considerations other than the pre-existing mutual attraction of the partners. ... An angel prevents Abraham from sacrificing Isaac in this illumation from a 14th century Icelandic manuscript. ...


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JewishEncyclopedia.com - ELIEZER (LIEZER) BEN HYRCANUS: (0 words)
During the persecutions of the Jewish Christians in Palestine, Eliezer was charged with being a member of that sect, and was summoned before the penal tribunal.
Eliezer died on a Friday, and after the following Sabbath his remains were solemnly conveyed to Lydda, where he had formerly conducted his academy, and there he was buried.
Joshua is said to have kissed the stone on which Eliezer used to sit while instructing his pupils, and to have remarked, "This stone represents Sinai [whence the Law was revealed]; and he who sat on it represented the Ark of the Covenant" (Cant.
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda and the Revival of Hebrew (2748 words)
Having issued from the group whose language was neglected, such reformers often had more than a purely intellectual motivation for establishing the existence of their language.
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, was born Eliezer Yitzhak Perelman, in the Lithuanian village of Luzhky on January 7, 1858.
For the revival of the Hebrew language, that pioneer was Eliezer Ben-Yehuda himself.
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