Israelite [iz-ree-uh-lahyt, -rey-] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a descendant of Jacob, especially a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of Israel.
- one of a group considered by its members or by others as God’s chosen people.
- of or relating to ancient Israel or its people; Hebrew.
Origin of Israelite Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at Israel, -ite1 Related formsnon-Is·ra·el·ite, nounpre-Is·ra·el·ite, adjective, noun Examples from the Web for israelite Contemporary Examples of israelite
In the Bible, Moses does kill a guy—the Egyptian slave master who is beating an Israelite to death.
Candida Moss, Joel Baden
December 7, 2014
Archeological excavations have yielded many examples of ancient Israelite cups and they are made of cheap durable fabrics.
April 6, 2014
The Torah explicitly states, “There should be on law for the Israelite (ezrakh) and the stranger that dwells among you.”
May 14, 2013
Her illustration here was my recounting of how a young Jon Peters played a fleeing Israelite in The Ten Commandments.
February 1, 2013
Historical Examples of israelite
Hope to reach Israelite Bay to-morrow, as it is only sixteen miles distant.
The Israelite kissed it thrice with oriental veneration, and replaced it in his breast.
The Israelite did not answer, nor seem to hear this deprecatory remonstrance.
The Israelite Issa acknowledges the crime of which he is accused.
Then, further, the new Israelite is to cherish the grace of godly fear.
Handley C.G. Moule
British Dictionary definitions for israelite Israelite noun
- Bible a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew
- Bible a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721 bc) as opposed to Judah
- a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God’s chosen people
- an archaic and sometimes offensive word for a Jew
Word Origin and History for israelite Israelite n.
late 14c., from Latin israelita, from Greek Israelites, from Israel (see Israel).