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  • n. Any false idol.


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Hebrew: the name given in the Bible to the brass serpent made by Moses which the Israelites worshipped in the desert.


  • And he broke in pieces the bronze serpent that Moses had made, for until those days the people of Israel had burned incense to it; it was called Nehushtan.

    The Bible Unearthed

  • For example, King Hezekiah destroyed this relic, which had been preserved in the Temple, calling it "Nehushtan," "a brazen thing," as an expression of his contempt.

    The Emancipation of Massachusetts

  • a mysterious sanctity; and in order to deliver the people from their infatuation, and impress them with the idea of its worthlessness, Hezekiah called it, in contempt, "Nehushtan," a brazen thing, a mere piece of brass (2 Kings 18: 4).

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • β€œHe removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brasen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan” 2 Kings 18:4.


  • Kalfus-Nehushtan soon took part in a course for commanders, becoming a commander in the Ramat Gan Fighting Force.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • Kalfus-Nehushtan was sentenced to fifteen years in prison without special treatment, but she managed to break out of the detention camp two years later, two months before the British left Palestine.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • The bottles of acid were given to Kalfus-Nehushtan to transport in her handbag, but one of the bottles overturned and the acid spilled, burning her leg.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • When the members of the cell had carried out their mission they returned to Tel Aviv by bus and it was only the following day that Kalfus-Nehushtan took the time to seek medical attention for the burn on her leg, which had meanwhile become infected.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • The first action in which Kalfus-Nehushtan took part involved the confiscation of textiles from government warehouses in October 1944.

    Irgun Zeva'i Le'ummi (I.Z.L.).

  • Nehushtan and his two new deputies are all graduates of America's oldest and perhaps most prestigious institution of higher learning. thanks Laleh

    Wednesday, April 30, 2008


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