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(Encyclopedia) Jews [from Judah], traditionally, descendants of Judah, the fourth son of Jacob, whose tribe, with that of his half-brother Benjamin, made up the kingdom of Judah; historically,?

Wandering Jew

(Encyclopedia) Wandering Jew, in literary and popular legend, a Jew who mocked or mistreated Jesus while he was on his way to the cross and who was condemned therefore to a life of wandering on earth?

wandering jew

(Encyclopedia) wandering jew, common name for several creeping plants of the genus Tradescantia (including Zebrina) in the spiderwort family. T. pendula is most commonly cultivated in window boxes?


(Encyclopedia) jew's-harp or jews'-harp, musical instrument of ancient lineage composed of a small metal frame containing a flexible metal tongue. The frame is held between the teeth and?

Ancient Legacy of Chinese Jews

Highlighting one thousand years of history by David Johnson Related Links Israel's Lost TribesJudaism PrimerTimeline: The HolocaustJewish Community of ShanghaiJews of ChinaSino-Judaic?

Brewer's: Jew

The Wandering Jew. (1) Said to be KHARTAPH'ILOS, Pilate's porter. When the officers were dragging Jesus out of the hall, Kartaphilos struck Him with his fist in the back, saying, ?Go?

Brewer's: Jews

in Dryden's satire of Absalom and Achitophel, those English who were loyal to Charles II., called David. The Jews, a headstrong, moody, murmuring race, God's pampered people, whom,?

Brewer's: Wandering Jew

(1) Of Greek tradition. Aristeas, a poet who continued to appear and disappear alternately for above 400 years, and who visited all the mythical?

Brewer's: Jew's Myrtle

So called from the popular notion that it formed the crown of thorns placed by the Jews on the Saviour's head. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894JewsJew's-?

Brewer's: Jews' Sabbath

In the Monasticon de Melsa, ii. pp. 134, 137, we read that a Jew at Tewkesbury fell into a cesspool, and Richard, Earl of Gloucester, passing by, offered to pull him out, but the Jew?