Purim, the Feast of

Purim, the Feast of, or Lots, an annual festival of the Jews in commemoration of the preservation, as recorded in “Esther,” of their race from the threatened wholesale massacre of it in Persia at the instance of Haman, and which was so called because it was by casting “lots” that the day was fixed for the execution of the purpose. It lasts two days, being observed on the 14th and 15th of the month Adar.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Pundit
Punic Faith
Punic Wars
Punjab
Puránas
Purbeck, Isle of
Purcell, Henry
Purchas, Samuel
Purgatorio
Purgatory
Purim, the Feast of
Puritan City
Puritans
Pursuivant
Pusey, Edward Bouverie
Puseyism
Pushkin
Pushtoo
Puteaux
Putney
Puy, Le