Definition of Haphtorah
1. Noun. A short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah.
Generic synonyms: Excerpt, Excerption, Extract, Selection
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Literary usage of Haphtorah
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Our Missions: Being a History of the Principal Missionary Transactions of by Thomas D Halsted (1866)
"... in Hebrew—Need of supplying them—Arrangement with Mr. Duncan—Par- chase of a cast of his plates—The 12mo. edition—The haphtorah—Closing remarks. ..."
2. The Jews in China: Their Synagogue, Their Scriptures, Their History. &c by James Finn (1843)
"This portion is either in their haphtorah or in a volume of E/ekiel; and although from the calamities to which the synagogue has at various times been ..."
3. Companion to the Greek Testament by Arthur Charles Barrett (1878)
"This haphtorah in the service of the Jews at the present time begins with ... Some think that the Jews have altered this haphtorah, knowing the use which ..."
4. An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures by Thomas Hartwell Horne (1856)
"Have the Jews," asks an eminent commentator, " altered this haphtorah, knowing the use which our blessed Lord made of it among their ancestors? ..."
5. The Chinese Repository edited by Elijah Coleman Bridgman, Samuel Wells Willaims (1845)
"This portion is either in their haphtorah or in a volume of Ezekiel; and although from the calamities to which the synagogue has at various times been ..."