Israelite


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Israelite

1. Bible a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew
2. Bible a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721bc) as opposed to Judah
3. a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God's chosen people
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As you spoke a while ago of the passage of the Israelites and of the catastrophe to the Egyptians, I will ask whether you have met with the traces under the water of this great historical fact?
Now, whether this passage were miraculous or not, the Israelites, nevertheless, crossed there to reach the Promised Land, and Pharaoh's army perished precisely on that spot; and I think that excavations made in the middle of the sand would bring to light a large number of arms and instruments of Egyptian origin.
It was a rude, raw, primeval version of the Jews in Babylon or the Israelites in Egypt.
At any rate, he destroyed thirty-one kings, and divided up their realms among his Israelites.
You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
Where was it then For Israel, or for David, or his throne, When thou stood'st up his tempter to the pride Of numbering Israel--which cost the lives of threescore and ten thousand Israelites By three days' pestilence?
They say with those foolish Israelites, 'Let not God speak to us, lest we die.
Jehovah was anthropomorphic because he could address himself to the Jews only in terms of their understanding; so he was conceived as in their own image, as a cloud, a pillar of fire, a tangible, physical something which the mind of the Israelites could grasp.
One of Lady Gaunt's carriages went to Hill Street for her Ladyship's mother, all whose equipages were in the hands of the bailiffs, whose very jewels and wardrobe, it was said, had been seized by those inexorable Israelites.
Prayer of Israelites, at the passage of the Red Sea.
The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II is a translation and update of Faust's 2005 Hebrew book (with a slightly different title), itself an updated version of his 2000 PhD dissertation.
Whereas King Mesha depicts a victorious revolt against Israel, complete with elaborate building activities and building of Moabite shrines with the aid of Israelite forced labor, the account in II Kings 3 is one of the narratives dealing with the miraculous intervention of the prophet Elisha.