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or Shoah

[shoh-uh] /ˈʃoʊ ə/
the Holocaust.
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< Hebrew Unabridged
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(in secular Judaism) a Hebrew word for holocaust (sense 2) See also Churban (sense 2)
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literally: destruction
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shoah in the Bible

opulent, the mountain district lying to the north-east of Babylonia, anciently the land of the Guti, or Kuti, the modern Kurdistan. The plain lying between these mountains and the Tigris was called su-Edina, i.e., "the border of the plain." This name was sometimes shortened into Suti and Su, and has been regarded as = Shoa (Ezek. 23:23). Some think it denotes a place in Babylon. (See PEKOD.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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