What is another word for israelites?

Pronunciation: [ˈɪsɹe͡ɪlˌa͡ɪts] (IPA)

The Israelites, also known as the Hebrews, were a group of people who traced their ancestry back to the biblical patriarch Jacob, who was renamed Israel after wrestling with an angel. Throughout history, this ethnic group has been referred to by several synonyms, including Jewish, Israelite, Hebrew, and even Semitic. These terms can be used interchangeably, but some have specific connotations. For instance, "Jewish" usually refers to those who follow the Jewish faith, while "Hebrew" is often used to describe the language spoken by the Israelites. No matter what term is used, the Israelites have played a significant role in the history and traditions of the Middle East and beyond.

Synonyms for Israelites:

What are the hypernyms for Israelites?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    hebrews, Jews, Semites, descendants of abraham.

Usage examples for Israelites

We do not know precisely what the israelites would think of the Brazen Serpent.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
The israelites could neither raise it nor improve upon it.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
Little Nell was reminded of the pictures in the Bible, which she had seen at home, representing the israelites entering Egypt during the times of Joseph.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

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