Definition of Haphtarah

1. Noun. A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah.

Exact synonyms: Haftarah, Haftorah, Haphtorah
Generic synonyms: Excerpt, Excerption, Extract, Selection



Definition of Haphtarah

1. n. One of the lessons from the Nebiim (or Prophets) read in the Jewish synagogue on Sabbaths, feast days, fasts, and the ninth of Ab, at the end of the service, after the parashoth, or lessons from the Law. Such a practice is evidenced in Luke iv.17 and Acts xiii.15.

Definition of Haphtarah

1. Noun. (Judaism) a series of selections from the books of Nevi'im and ketuvim of the Tanach, publicly read in synagogue as part of religious practice. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Haphtarah

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Literary usage of Haphtarah

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1. The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred Edersheim (1883)
"There is no reason to disturb the almost traditional idea, that Jesus Himself read the concluding portion from the Prophets, or the so- called haphtarah. ..."

2. The Jewish Religion by Michael Friedländer (1891)
"Various accounts are given of the origin of the haphtarah. ... But it is more likely and more natural to suppose that the haphtarah was introduced as soon ..."

3. The Illustrative Lesson Notes: A Guide to the Study of the International edited by John Heyl Vincent, Jesse Lyman Hurlbut, John Thomas McFarland (1893)
"He found—The word here leaves it uncertain whether the " finding " was what man calls " accidental," or whether it was the regular haphtarah of the day. ..."

4. The Works of that Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker by Richard Hooker, Izaak Walton (1841)
"The bringing in of Elo- " Prophets after reading of the Law, " thrust the Bible clean out of the " and it is called the haphtarah, " church, ..."

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