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He·brew

 (hē′bro͞o)
n.
1.
a. A member of an ancient Semitic people claiming descent from Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; an Israelite.
b. A descendant of this people; a Jew.
2.
a. The Semitic language of the ancient Hebrews.
b. Any of the various later forms of this language, especially the language of the Israelis.
3. Hebrews(used with a sing. verb) See Table at Bible.

[Middle English Ebreu, from Old French, from Latin Hebraeus, Hebraic, from Greek Hebraios, from Aramaic 'ibrāy, from Hebrew 'ibrî.]

He′brew adj.

Hebrews

(ˈhiːbruːz)
n
(Bible) (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament

He•brews

(ˈhi bruz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the New Testament.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Hebrews - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob)Hebrews - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob); the nation whom God chose to receive his revelation and with whom God chose to make a covenant (Exodus 19)
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
ethnic group, ethnos - people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
chosen people - any people believing themselves to be chosen by God
2.Hebrews - a New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
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One possible element that is consistent with the history of this family is that a Hebrew differed from his perfect Eberite cousin in an essential, defining way: He held to a belief not shared by the others, namely belief in God.