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ISRAELITES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Israelites mean? 

ISRAELITES (noun)
  The noun ISRAELITES has 1 sense:

1. 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)

  Familiarity information: ISRAELITES used as a noun is very rare.


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ISRAELITES (noun)


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Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Hebrews; Israelites

Hypernyms ("Israelites" is a kind of...):

ethnic group; ethnos (people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture)

chosen people (any people believing themselves to be chosen by God)

Domain category:

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)


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