Associations to the word «Israelites»


ISRAELITE, noun. A native or inhabitant of the (1) united nation of Israel (under the Judges, and then kings Saul, David and Solomon), or (2) the later northern kingdom centered in Samaria, distinct from kingdom of Judah centered in Jerusalem.
ISRAELITE, noun. A member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and a descendant of Jacob.
ISRAELITE, adjective. Of or pertaining to the ancient nation(s) of Israel or the inhabitants thereof.
ISRAELITE, adjective. (rare) (chiefly in Protestantism) Of or pertaining to the descendants of the patriarch Jacob.

Dictionary definition

ISRAELITE, noun. A native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel.
ISRAELITE, noun. A person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties.

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