Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to familiar intercourse; conversable; companionable.
  • Same as homiletic, 2.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to familiar intercourse; social; companionable.
  • adjective Of or relating to homiletics; homiletic; hortatory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of the nature of a homily or sermon
  • adjective of or relating to homiletics

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Midrashim are those called homiletical, or Hagadic, which embrace the interpretation, illustration, or expansion, in a moralizing or edifying manner, of the non-legal portions of the Hebrew Bible.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • The words "homiletical" and "homily" suggest what they originally connoted; they are derived from the Greek word [Greek: homilia], "an assembly," and a homily was a discourse delivered to an assembly.

    Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria

  • They looked at me as if I were attempting sermon suicide -- or worse, homiletical homicide Leviticus would kill our congregation.

    Cathleen Falsani: Living Leviticus: Who Could Do It? Who Would Want To?

  • During the Roman occupation and subsequent exile, this body of knowledge was committed to writing as an emergency measure and was formalized into what is now known as the Talmud (authoritative case law, ethics, mysticism and ritual practice), the Midrashim (homiletical stories) and the Kabbalah.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: The Essential Jewish Canon

  • During the Roman occupation and subsequent exile, this body of knowledge was committed to writing as an emergency measure and was formalized into what is now known as the Talmud (authoritative case law, ethics, mysticism and ritual practice), the Midrashim (homiletical stories) and the Kabbalah.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: The Essential Jewish Canon

  • During the Roman occupation and subsequent exile, this body of knowledge was committed to writing as an emergency measure and was formalized into what is now known as the Talmud (authoritative case law, ethics, mysticism and ritual practice), the Midrashim (homiletical stories) and the Kabbalah.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: The Essential Jewish Canon

  • They looked at me as if I were attempting sermon suicide -- or worse, homiletical homicide Leviticus would kill our congregation.

    Cathleen Falsani: Living Leviticus: Who Could Do It? Who Would Want To?

  • During the Roman occupation and subsequent exile, this body of knowledge was committed to writing as an emergency measure and was formalized into what is now known as the Talmud (authoritative case law, ethics, mysticism and ritual practice), the Midrashim (homiletical stories) and the Kabbalah.

    Rabbi Adam Jacobs: The Essential Jewish Canon

  • The following homiletical tale from Pesikta de-Rab Kahana 22: 2 teaches that infertility is never more than a presumption:

    Infertile Wife in Rabbinic Judaism.

  • A typical example of such an enumeration appears in the homiletical midrash collection Pesikta de-Rav Kahana 20.1.

    Infertile Wife in Rabbinic Judaism.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.