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Noun: Israelites
  1. (Old Testament) the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
    - Hebrews
Noun: Israelite  'iz-r(ee-)u,lIt
  1. A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
     
  2. A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    - Jew, Hebrew

Type of: Asian, Asiatic, chosen people, ethnic group, ethnos, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Part of: Israel, Jewry

Encyclopedia: Israelites

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