Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton.
(Judaism) a name for God
Old Testament word for “God,” late 14c., from Medieval Latin, from Hebrew, literally “my lord,” from adon (see Adonis) + suffix of 1st person.
Hebrew. a title of reverence for God, serving also as a substitute pronunciation of the Tetragrammaton. Historical Examples The poem seems to indicate that Urania, slumbering, is not yet aware of the death of adonais. Adonais Shelley Two quotations from adonais will suffice to show the power and sweetness of its verse. Shelley John Addington […]
adoni-zedec lord of justice or righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the time when the Israelites invaded Palestine (Josh. 10:1,3). He formed a confederacy with the other Canaanitish kings against the Israelites, but was utterly routed by Joshua when he was engaged in besieging the Gibeonites. The history of this victory and of the treatment […]
a son of David, put to death at the order of Solomon. II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 2:19–25. Historical Examples And adonias, and all that were invited by him, heard it, and now the feast was at an end. The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version Various adonias is put to death: Abiathar is banished: Joab and Semei […]
a son of David, put to death at the order of Solomon. II Sam. 3:4; I Kings 2:19–25. Historical Examples On the other hand, Adonijah, David’s fourth son, advocated the infliction of condign punishment on Absalom. History of the Jews, Vol. I (of 6) Heinrich Graetz Adonijah was very good-looking and was the next younger […]