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Noun: Hebrews  hee-brooz
  1. A New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
    - Epistle to the Hebrews
  2. (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)
    - Israelites
Noun: Hebrew  hee-broo
  1. A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    - Jew, Israelite
  2. The ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel

Type of: Canaanitic, Canaanitic language, chosen people, Epistle, ethnic group, ethnos, individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Part of: Jewry, New Testament

Encyclopedia: Hebrews, Epistle to