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Hallelujah
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hallelujah
Hallelujah (הַלְלוּ־יָהּ‎, hallu-yah; ἀλληλουιά, allēlouia). A liturgical phrase that means “Praise Yahweh.” Regularly used in the Psalms (e.g., Psa 104:35; 105:45; 106:1; 111:1; 112:1; 113:1)
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Hallelujah
Hallelujah. Important Christian term figuring extensively in the church’s worship and liturgy from early times. Hallelujah is a transliteration into Greek, and thence into English, of two Hebrew words which mean “Praise ye the Lord.” This combination of the two Hebrew words forms the characteristic call
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hallelujah
Hallelujah haʹə-loo̅ʹyə [Heb. halelû-yāh‘praise ye the Lord’; Gk. allēlouiá]; AV, NEB, also ALLELUIA (Rev. 19:1, 3f, 6). The philology of this expression presents certain problems. Intensive and reflexive forms of the verb hālal occur in the OT (cf. 2 S. 14:25; 2 Ch. 23:12; 1 K. 20:11; Ps. 97:7;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Hallelujah
HALLELUJAH Important Christian acclamation used extensively in the church’s worship and liturgy from early times. “Hallelujah” is a transliteration into Greek, and thence into English, of two Hebrew words that mean “Praise the Lord.” This combination of the two Hebrew words forms the characteristic call
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hallelujah
hallelujah (hal´uh-loo´yuh; Heb., “praise the Lord”). In the Bible, the word “hallelujah” occurs only in Psalms and Revelation. It is used twenty-three times in Pss. 104–50 as the introduction or conclusion of a psalm. Both the lxx and Vulgate transliterate the word rather than translate it. The author
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Alleluia
ALLELUIA. This word occurs only in Rev 19:1, 3, 4, 6, KJV (ASV and RSV spell the expression hallelujah). It is a transliteration of the Gr. allēlluia, which in turn is a transliteration of the Heb. hallûyāh, a liturgical expression which means “praise the Lord.” In the LXX, the Gr. word occurs as
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Hallelujah
HALLELUJAH. This is a transliteration of the Heb. liturgical call hallelû-yâh = ‘praise ye Yah’, the shortened form of Yahweh (see *God, Names of), which occurs 24 times in the Psalter. Though it is merely one variant of several calls to praise, the fact that with one exception (Ps. 135:3) it is always
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Hallelujah
Hallelujah (Heb. halĕlû-yāh)A phrase translated “Praise the Lord.” It is a plural imperative of the verb hālal, “praise,” with the object yāh (an abbreviated form of YHWH) and is used in biblical writing from the exilic period onward. It occurs 24 times in Books Four and Five of the Psalter, in
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hallelujah
Hallelujah [hălˊə lōōˊyə] (Heb. halelû-yāh “praise ye Yah [Yahweh, the Lord]”; Gk. Allēlouia; Lat. Alleluia).†An exclamation of praise. Most English versions translate the Old Testament occurrences as “praise (ye) the Lord” (JB “Alleluia”); at Rev. 19:1ff. it is transliterated as “Hallelujah
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Hallelujah
HALLELUJAH A transliteration of two Hebrew words meaning “Praise the Lord!” or “Praise Yahweh!” a liturgical exclamation that is found at the beginning or the end of several Psalms (104–106, 111–113, 115–117, 135, 146–150). In the New Testament, the phrase occurs only four times, each time in Rev 19:1–6,
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Alleluia
Alleluia (Heb. הַלֲלוּיָה, ‘Praise ye Yah’), liturgical expression of praise. It occurs in a number of Psalms, esp. in Pss. 111–17, where its position indicated that it was chanted as a kind of *antiphon by the choir of the *Levites. It is found elsewhere in the Bible only in Tobit (13:18) and the Book
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Alleluia
Alleluia, so written in Rev. 19:6, foll., or more properly Hallelujah, praise ye Jehovah, as it is found in the margin of Ps. 104:35; 105:45; 106; 111:1; 112:1; 113:1; comp. Ps. 113:9; 115:18; 116:19; 117:2. The literal meaning of “hallelujah” sufficiently indicates the character of the Psalms in which
Key passages
Ps 113:1–9

Praise Yah! Praise, O servants of Yahweh, praise the name of Yahweh. Let the name of Yahweh be blessed, from now until forever. From the rising of the sun to its setting, let the name of Yahweh be blessed. Yahweh is high above all nations; his …

Ps 135:3

Praise Yah, for Yahweh is good. Sing praises concerning his name, for it is pleasant.

Re 19:1–6

After these things I heard something like the loud sound of a great crowd in heaven saying, “Hallelujah! Salvation and glory and power belong to our God, because his judgments are true and righteous, because he has passed judgment on the great prostitute who corrupted the …