[ Sephardic Hebrew bet deen ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ˈbɛt ˈdin /
a Jewish court of law.
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The Letter B Once Had A Much Longer NameThe letter B was part of the Phoenician alphabet more than 3000 years ago in 1000 BCE. At that time, the letter was called beth and looked a little different, but it made the sound of b and was second in the alphabet. The shape of the letter resembled the floor plan of a house, and the word beth meant “house.” This is pictured below. In Hebrew, the letter was called beth, bet, or bayt which also …
Origin of Beth Din
From the Hebrew word bēth dīn, literally, house of law
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/ (bɛθ dɪn, Hebrew bet din) /
Judaism a rabbinical court, consisting of at least three dayanim, and having authority over such matters as divorce and conversion and other communal ecclesiastical matters such as Kashruth. It may also try civil disputes with the consent of both parties
Word Origin for Beth Din
from Hebrew, literally: house of judgment
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