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."
Christophers oversees a sparkling rendition, topped by soprano Lynda Russell in the title role (her character doesn't arrive until Scene 4), the booming bass of Michael George (Haman), the beautifully pure tone of tenor Mark Padmore as Mordecai and the First Israelite (the latter's aria "Tune Your Harps," with its beguiling pizzicato accompaniment, is a highlight), the delicious sheen of Canadian Nancy Argenta's soprano (as the Israelite Woman, she has but one aria, with a lovely harp obbligato) and the perfectly focused countertenor of Michael Chance, as Priest of the Israelites.
Ancient Israelites and Their Neighbors: An Activity Guide encourages kids to re-create aspects of ancient Israelite culture--along with the cultures of their neighbors, the Philistines and Phoenicians--in a way that provides historical perspective on current events.
Ghattas Sayeg presents irrefutable evidence in his "The Origin of Terraces in the Central Hills of Palestine" that the use of terraces in Palestine was not a function of the Israelite invasion and settlement in Palestine under Joshua.
With the publication of this "pictorial history of the Israelite House of David as reorganized by Mary Purnell" by a current trustee of the sect a third element has been added, namely Mary's City of David that came into existence in the thirties in the aftermath of the sensational court trial and a split within the ranks of Purnell's followers.
Did he, reared as an Egyptian prince, know or consider the Israelite slaves to be his kinsmen?
Moses was instructed to remind the Israelites on the different rules of conduct and the penalties: 'Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them: 'Be holy, for I, the Lord, your God am holy'' (Levites 19:3).
Despite their human wisdom, modern-day skeptics cannot solve the mystery of how the strong walls of the ancient city of Jericho fell - not by the might of war weapons, but by the marching of Israelites for seven days around the fortified city of Jericho without a single Israelite casualty.
So, when he saw an Egyptian fighting with an Israelite, Moses decided to defend the Israelite by murdering the Egyptian.
However, from the very first encounters with western explorers in the 17th century, the idea took root that ancient Israelite communities were to be found in the islands of the Pacific.
The Archaeology of Israelite Society in Iron Age II.