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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.
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.


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


(ˈhi bruz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
a book of the New Testament.
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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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For example, Mohammed wrote (11:131) that Abraham, the founder of the Hebrew nation, was a Muslim.
It said: I am a Hebrew, a part of the great adventure of creating the new Hebrew nation, the new Hebrew culture, the future Hebrew state that was to come into being once we had driven the British colonial regime out of the country.
Of the Hebrew nation, Christian archangel in chain-mail