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Shofar

A Glossary of Unfamiliar Terms
Compiled from numerous source documents
by
Ari Levitt
ThM, ThD, DMin, MA, MBA, ND, CNHP

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Abbreviations Used In This Glossary

abbr. = abbreviated

alt. = alternate

Ar. = Aramaic

esp. = especially

Gr. = Greek

Heb. = Hebrew

lit. = literally

n. = noun

pl. = plural

pron. = pronounced

prop. = properly

sg. = singular

usu. = usually

v. = verb

Yid. = Yiddish

Transliteration/Pronunciation GuideBooks of the Bible
Proper NamesTribes of IsraelThe Mishnah

For more Hebrew words and phrases, you might
enjoy John Parsons’ Hebrew4Christians.com

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Z’roah ADONAI
Arm of the LORD
 
zach
thing
 
zachar
male
 
zahav
gold
 
zaken
(alt. zaqen, zeken; pl. zakenim) Hebrew !qz elder (-est), aged, old or ancient man or woman, senator; a leader of the community
 
zamlet
collect
 
zannay
(pl.zannayim) fornicator
 
zaqen
(alt. zaken, zeken) (pl. zaqenim) Hebrew !qz elder (-est), aged, old or ancient man or woman, senator; a leader of the community
 
zar (pl. zarim)
stranger; foreigner
 
zchus
merit; privileged
 
ze’ev (pl. ze’evim)
wolf
 
zechus
merit
 
zeken
(alt. zaqen, zeken; pl. zekenim) elder (-est), aged, old or ancient man or woman, senator
 
zelba
same
 
Zelotes

Zealots. The Zealots were the religious/political activists similar to the modern religious ultra-right, except they advocated and actively promoted the violent overthrow of their political oppressors, like the “Branch Davidians” and those other self-called “Christian activists” who bomb abortion clinics. One of the Master’s Emissaries (Apostles) was Simeon Zelotes (Simon the Zealot).

Among the Zealots was a group of political assassins whose occupation it was to execute those whom they considered political oppressors or trators to Israel. These were dispatched with a quick plunge of an ice-pick-like dagger called a sicae into the base of the brain. These assassins were known as Sicarii (singular sicarius) from the name of their weapon. The disciple who betrayed the Master was was Yehudah the Sicarius (Judas Iscariot).

Zeman Mattan Toratenu
(alt. Matan) lit. the Season of the Giving of Our Torah; another name for Shavuot
 
Zeman Simchatenu
Lit. the Season of Our Joy; another name for Sukkot
 
zemanniyim
temporary
 
zemirot
table songs
 
zenut
(pl. zenunim) fornication
 
zera
seed
 
zerizut
diligence
 
zeroah; z’roah
Hebrew for “arm”; in animals, “shoulder”; the shank bone on the seder plate representative of the Paschal sacrifice (occasionally a chicken neck if a lamb shank is unobtainable).
 
zevakhim
sacrifices
 
zicher
certain
 
zichron
memory
 
Zif (Iyar)
Eighth month of Jewish year
 
zikaron
remembrance
 
Zikhrnot
A portion of the Rosh haShanah service that deals with divine remembrance
 
zikkaron
a memorial
 
zikkuy
acquittal
 
zililut da’as
sober-mindedness
 
zimah
(alt. zimmah) lewdness; sensuality
 
Zionism
The belief that there should be a Jewish national homeland in the historic land of Israel
 
zitzfleisch
patience
 
zman
(pl. zmanim) time, season
 
zolel
glutton
 
zoneh
fornicator
 
zonim
sexually immoral
 
zonot
prostitutes
 
zrizus
reliability
 
Zushia, Rabbi Meshullam
Rebbe in Hanipoli. Disciple of the Maggid of Mezritch; brother of Reb Elimelech; Died 1800, 2 Sh’vat.
 

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