Results for: Shibboleth

What is shibboleth?

Group of people with a common code of conduct [language, etc, relatives] Alternate meaning: The part of the plant that contains grain i.e. wheat, corn etc...
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How do you use shibboleth in a sentence?

Shibboleth is a word, custom or practice used to identify pesons that are of a different group of persons. In later years, it has come to mean a catchphrase or expression used (MORE)

In what historical way was the word shibboleth used?

In the Bible, Judges, Chapter 12- the tribe of Gilead had been atwar with the tribe of Ephriam, and beaten them. The losers weretrying to cross the Jordan River and escape. Gi (MORE)

Where in the Bible does asked them at the checkpoint to say Shibboleth?

Judges 12:5, 6 - The Gileadites seized the fords of the Jordan before the Ephraimites arrived. And when any Ephraimite who escaped said, "Let me cross over," the men of Gile (MORE)