A liturgical expression of praise of Yahweh, prefacing eleven of the psalms (e.g. 146 to 150) and sometimes also appended at the end: sung both in the synagogues and by the Christian Church. The form ‘*alleluia’, found in AV and NJB at Rev. 19: 1–6 and in Christian hymns, comes from the Greek and Latin spelling of the Hebrew.
Subjects: Biblical Studies — Judaism and Jewish Studies.