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HOLOCAUST (Gr. b'orcavcrov, or okbeav...

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Originally appearing in Volume V13, Page 618 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HOLOCAUST (Gr. b'orcavcrov, or okbeavrov, wholly burnt), strictly a sacrifice wholly destroyed by fire, such as the sacrifices of the Jews, described in the Pentateuch as " whole burnt offerings " (see SACRIFICE). The term is now often applied to a catastrophe on a large scale, whether by fire or not, or to a massacre or slaughter.
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