2475. Israelites
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Israelites: an Israelite
Original Word: Ἰσραηλίτης, ου, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: Israelites
Phonetic Spelling: (is-rah-ale-ee'-tace)
Short Definition: an Israelite
Definition: an Israelite, one of the chosen people of Israel, a Jew.

HELPS word-Studies

Cognate: 2475 Israēlítēs (from 2474 /Israḗl, "Israel") – an Israelite; a descendant of the elect-nation of Israel. 2475 /Israēlítēs ("Israelite") has a positive (covenant) overtone, implying someone is a true covenant-believer. In contrast, 1445 /Hebraíos ("Jew") in the NT has a negative implication of being hostile to Christ, the true Messiah.

STRONGS NT 2475: Ἰσραηλίτης

Ἰσραηλίτης (T WH Ἰσραηλειτης, Tr only in John 1:47 (48); (see Tdf. Proleg., p. 86, and cf. under the word εἰ, )), Ἰσραεηλιτου, (Ἰσραήλ, which see), an Israelite (Hebrew יִשְׂרְאֵלִי; the Sept. Ιεζραηλίτης, 2 Samuel 17:25), one of the race of Israel, a name held in honor (see Ἰσραήλ): John 1:47 (48); Romans 9:4; Romans 11:1; 2 Corinthians 11:22; ἄνδρες Ἰσραηλῖται (Winers Grammar, § 65, 5 d.; Buttmann, 82 (72)), Acts 2:22; Acts 3:12; Acts 5:35; Acts 13:16; (Acts 21:28) (4 Macc. 18:1; Josephus, Antiquities 2, 9, 1). (Cf. B. D. (American edition) under the word Synonym: see Ἰουδαῖος, b.)


From Israel; an "Israelite", i.e. Descendant of Israel (literally or figuratively) -- Israelite.

see GREEK Israel

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