Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Dictionary

A modern dictionary of Catholic terms, both common and obscure. Find accurate definitions of words and phrases.

Search:

Or browse the dictionary by selecting a letter!
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

HIRAM

A dynasty of kings in Tyre, a port near the present-day Beirut (I Kings 5:1). The best known of the Hirams was a close friend of both David and Solomon (II Samuel 5:11). He supplied them with carpenters and workmen and sent cedars and firs from Lebanese forests during the building of the Jerusalem Temple (I Chronicles 14:1). Only through Hiram's efficient co-operation was Solomon enabled to carry to completion his building program (I Kings 5:1-18). This trade alliance was made possible by the remarkable skill of the Tyrian sailors in their merchant ships (I Kings 9:11).

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer 10 hours ago
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra 12 hours ago
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger 14 hours ago
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again 15 hours ago
Improving the Church April 15

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days