(@tlaney1) Do you know the difference between Hebrews, Israelites, and Jews?
Israelites - occupiers and suppressors of the Palestinians
Hebrew - language speakers
Jews - a person who practices Judaism
So you voted - no. Got it 👍🏼
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.
Does it have to do with the levels of arrogance?
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.
"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.
"Hebrew" would be literal blood descendants of Israelites in the Biblical sense. "Hebrew" isn't a doctrinally significant word.
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.
Did all three walk into a bar?
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.
I'm learning some real history now Tom😉
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
Huh, good to know, thanks.
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.
Glad you were able to have dinner with the family!