Nehushtan Ne*hush"tan, n. [Heb.] A thing of brass; -- the name under which the Israelites worshiped the brazen serpent made by Moses. --2 Kings xviii. 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • NEHUSHTAN — (Heb. ןָּתְשֻחְנ), the name of the copper serpent which King Hezekiah broke into pieces (II Kings 18:4). The name suggests both its serpentine shape (naḥash) as well as the material (neḥoshet) of which it was made. Since the smashing of the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Nehushtan — Moses lifts up the brass snake, curing the Israelites of snakebites. Hezekiah called the snake Nehushtan. The Nehushtan (or Nehustan, Hebrew: נחושתן or נחש הנחושת), in the Hebrew Bible, was a sacred object in the form of a snake of brass upon a… …   Wikipedia

  • Nehushtan —    Of copper; a brazen thing a name of contempt given to the serpent Moses had made in the wilderness (Num. 21:8), and which Hezekiah destroyed because the children of Israel began to regard it as an idol and burn incense to it. The lapse of… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • NEHUSHTAN —    (a piece of brass), the name given in contempt to what was alleged to be the Serpent in the Wilderness, which had become an object of worship among the Jews, and was destroyed by King Hezekiah among other idolatrous relics (2 Kings xviii. 4) …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Priestly source — The Priestly Source (P) is posited as the most recent of the four chief sources of the Torah, as postulated by the long established standard Wellhausen (or Graf Wellhausen) formulation of the Documentary Hypothesis (DH). It is seen as the work of …   Wikipedia

  • COPPER SERPENT, THE — (AV, RV, brazen serpent ) (Heb. נְחַשׁ נְחשֶׁת; neḥash neḥoshet), a symbol set upon a standard by Moses at the Divine command (Num. 21:6–10). The instructions from the Lord followed a plague of seraph serpents sent against the people of Israel in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Hezekiah — Infobox Monarch name = Hezekiah title = King of Judah reign = coronation = predecessor =Ahaz successor = Manasseh suc type = heir = consort = Hephzibah issue = Manasseh royal house = House of David royal anthem = father = mother = date of birth …   Wikipedia

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  • Serpent (symbolism) — Serpent is a word of Latin origin (from serpens, serpentis something that creeps, snake ) that is commonly used in a specifically mythic or religious context, signifying a snake that is to be regarded not as a mundane natural phenomenon nor as an …   Wikipedia

  • Elohist — The Elohist (E) is one of four sources of the Torah described by the Documentary Hypothesis. Its name comes from the term it uses for God: Elohim. It portrays a God who is less anthropomorphic than YHWH of the earlier Jahwist source ( J ).Harris …   Wikipedia

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