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SouthernLaw August 9th, 2016 11:47pm

(@tlaney1) Do you know the difference between Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews?

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JennaB Mother
08/09/16 5:00 pm

Israelites - occupiers and suppressors of the Palestinians
Hebrew - language speakers
Jews - a person who practices Judaism

MJSeals Esq.
08/09/16 5:43 pm

So you voted - no. Got it πŸ‘πŸΌ

Unless you are ready to denounce the killing of 6 million people due to religion who were left with no home to go to because the world literally destroyed theirs and even the innocent nations turned them away.

alkie New York
08/09/16 4:55 pm

Does it have to do with the levels of arrogance?

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
08/09/16 4:53 pm

Israelites are persons descending from any of the 12 tribes. Jews are persons descending from those tribes that composed the "southern kingdom," namely Judah and Manasseh.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
08/09/16 4:56 pm

"Jew" is also sometimes used to refer to those living in Jerusalem regardless of what tribe they descend from. "Israelite" is also used figuratively for those people "adopted" into the "family" by conversion or confession of faith. "Israelite" in modern terms, not Biblical, refers to those people who are citizens of Israel.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
08/09/16 4:57 pm

"Hebrew" would be literal blood descendants of Israelites in the Biblical sense. "Hebrew" isn't a doctrinally significant word.

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
08/09/16 5:00 pm

The distinction most often intended through these words is this: distinguishing between Southern Kingdom and Northern Kingdom Israelites. The southern kingdom was centered in Jerusalem and followed a very strict interpretation of mosaic law. The southerners, or Jews, didn't like their northern brethren, centered in Samaria and called "samaritans," because they had intermarried outside Israeli lineage and also did not follow the mosaic law strictly. They were considered dirty and unclean because of these things.

xxxceo Nationalist
08/09/16 4:52 pm

Did all three walk into a bar?

SouthernLaw Old North State
08/09/16 4:51 pm

Answer: Hebrews were speakers of the ancient Hebrew language. Israelites formed a branch of Hebrews who settled in Palestine (modern-day Israel). Jews descended from southern Israelites who inhabited the kingdom of Judah.

SouthernLaw Old North State
08/09/16 4:48 pm

I'm learning some real history now TomπŸ˜‰

Okie1967 Lets go brandon
08/09/16 5:59 pm

Putting his name in a poll question doesn't send him a notification. It has to be in a comment for that to happen. @tlaney1

SouthernLaw Old North State
08/09/16 6:01 pm

Huh, good to know, thanks.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
08/09/16 6:26 pm

Good poll, SL. Okie answered it thoroughly for me. Sorry, we had our daughter Catherine, her husband Don, and our grandson Benjamin over for dinner.

SouthernLaw Old North State
08/09/16 6:32 pm

Glad you were able to have dinner with the family!