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Holman Bible Dictionary

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A song of praise. The name derives from the Hebrew “Praise Thou.” The singing of psalms of praise was a special duty of the Levites (2 Chronicles 7:6; Ezra 3:11). The “Egyptian” Hallel (Psalms 113-118) was recited in homes as part of the Passover celebration (compare Psalms 114:1; Matthew 26:30). The “Great Hallel” was recited in the Temple as the Passover lambs were being slain and at Pentecost, Tabernacles, and Dedication. Scholars disagree as to the original extent of the “Great Hallel” with some limiting the Hallel to Psalms 136:1, some including Psalms 135:1, and still others including the “Songs of Ascents” (Psalms 120-134).

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor.. "Entry for 'HALLEL'". "Holman Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1991.


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