Hebraios: a Hebrew or JewOriginal Word: Ἑβραῖος, ου, ὁPart of Speech:
a Hebrew, particularly one who speaks Hebrew (Aramaic).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a Hebrew or JewNASB Translation
Hebrew of Hebrews (1), Hebrews (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 1445: ἙβραῖοςἙβραῖος
, see their Introductory § 408), ἑβραιου
, a Hebrew
a name first given to Abraham, Genesis 14:13
, afterward transferred to his posterity descended from Isaac and Jacob; by it in the O. T. the Israelites are both distinguished from and designated by foreigners, as afterward by Pausanias
, others. The name is now generally derived from עֵבֶר
for הַנָּהָר עֵבֶר
, i. e. of the region beyond the Euphrates,
equivalent to one who comes from the region beyond the Euphrates
; Genesis 14:13
the Sept. ὁ περάτης
. Cf. Gesenius, Gesch. d. hebr. Sprache u. Schrift, p. 11f; Thesaurus, ii., p. 987; Knobel, Volkertafel der Genesis, p. 176ff; Bleek, Einl. in d. A. T. edition 1, p. 73f. (English translation, i. 76f); (B. D.
under the word . For Synonym: see Ἰουδαῖος.)).
1. In the N. T. anyone of the Jewish or Israelitish nation: 2 Corinthians 11:22; Philippians 3:5. (In this sense Euseb. h. e. 2, 4, 3 calls Philo the Alexandrian Jew, Ἑβραῖος, although his education was Greek, and he had little (if any) knowledge even of the Hebrew language; and in Praep. evang. 8, 8, 34 he applies the same word to Aristobulus, who was both an Alexandrian, and a Greek-speaking Jew.)
2. In a narrower sense those are called Ἑβραῖοί, who lived in Palestine and used the language of the country, i. e. Chaldee; from whom are distinguished οἱ ἑλληνισται, which see That name adhered to them even after they had gone over to Christianity: Acts 6:1. (Philo in his de conf. lingg. § 26 makes a contrast between Ἑβραῖοί and ἡμεῖς; and in his de congr. erud. grat. § 8 he calls Greek ἡ ἡμετέρα διάλεκτος. Hence, in this sense he does not reckon himself as a Hebrew.)
3. All Jewish Christians, whether they spoke Aramaic or Greek, equivalent to πιστοί ἐξ Ἑβραίων; so in the heading of the Epistle to the Hebrews; called by Eusebius, h. e. 3, 4, 2 οἱ ἐξ Ἑβραίων ὄντες. (Cf. K. Wieseler, Unters. u. d. Hebraerbrief, 2te Halfte. Kiel, 1861, pp. 25-30.)<1>
From Eber; a Hebr?An (i.e. Hebrew) or Jew -- Hebrew.
see GREEK Eber