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1) Khafre. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His face is perhaps that represented on the Great Sphinx. An obscure king, Dedefre, may have come between Khufu and Khafre in the dynasty....

2) Khalid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Khalid ibn al-Walid), d. 642, Arab warrior. He assisted the Meccans in attacking (625) Muhammad and the inhabitants of Medina after the battle of Badr. Khalid and...

3) Khazars. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Turkic people who appeared in Transcaucasia in the 2d cent. A.D. and subsequently settled in the lower Volga region. They emerged as a force in the 7th cent. and...

4) Geeraardsbergen. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Manufactures include textiles, watches, and chemicals. The 15th-century Gothic town hall is noteworthy....

5) Hanukkah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Festival of Lights, the Feast of Consecration, or the Feast of the Maccabees; also transliterated Chanukah. According to tradition, it was instituted by Judas Maccabeus...

6) Shemakha. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Its chief product is wine. Known since ancient times, Shemakha was an important silk center in the 16th cent., trading especially with Venice. It was the capital...

7) Hasidism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jewish religious movement founded in Poland in the 18th cent. by Baal-Shem-Tov. Its name derives from Hasidim. Hasidism, which stressed the mercy of God and encouraged...

8) Hasidim. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jews who maintained the highest standard of religious observance and moral action. The term has been applied to movements at three distinct times. The first Hasidim,...

9) halakah. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Halakah is the term used to designate both a particular ordinance and the law in the abstract. The adjective halakic means "of a legal nature." The plural, halakoth,...

10) Ibn Khalikan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Barmaki al-Irbili ash-Shafii, 1211-82, Arabic biographer, b. in Erbil, Iraq. Ibn Khallikan lived and served as a judge and scholar in Mamluk...

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