branham1965 wrote: WEBSTERS SAYS Holocaust
- THE KILLING OF EUROPEAN JEWS BY THE NAZI'S IN WORLD WAR 2
and refers to
GENOCIDE :THE DELIBERATE AND SYSTEMATIC DESTRUCTION OF A RACIAL,POLITICAL OR CULTURAL GROUP.
That really happened in World War 2 .
That's not what Noah Webster wrote that it meant.
HOL'OCAUST, noun [Gr. whole, and burnt, to burn.] A burnt-sacrifice or offering, the whole of which was consumed by fire; a species of sacrifice in use among the Jews and some pagan nations.
I submit the meaning of the word changed after Noah Webster wrote his 1828 dictionary.