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British Dictionary definitions for churban

Churban

Hurban

noun Judaism
  1. the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, first by the Babylonians in 587 bc and again by the Romans in 70 ad
  2. another name for holocaust (def. 2)

Word Origin

literally: destruction
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