Israelite


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Is·ra·el·ite

 (ĭz′rē-ə-līt′)
n.
1. A native or inhabitant of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel.
2. A descendant of Jacob; a Jew.
3. A member of a people regarded as the chosen people of God.
4. A Jew not descended from the tribe of Levi and not a priest.
adj.
also Is·ra·el·it·ic (ĭz′rē-ə-lĭt′ĭk) Of or relating to ancient Israel, the ancient Israelites, or their culture.

Israelite

(ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt; -rə-)
n
1. (Bible) Bible a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew
2. (Bible) Bible a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721 bc) as opposed to Judah
3. (Protestantism) a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God's chosen people
4. an archaic and sometimes offensive word for a Jew

Is•ra•el•ite

(ˈɪz ri əˌlaɪt, -reɪ-)

n.
1. a descendant of Jacob, esp. a member of the Hebrew people who inhabited the ancient kingdom of Israel.
2. one of a group considered as God's chosen people.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to ancient Israel or its people.
[1350–1400]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Israelite - a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of IsraelIsraelite - a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
Israel - an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
Asian, Asiatic - a native or inhabitant of Asia
Samaritan - a member of the people inhabiting Samaria in biblical times
2.Israelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious tiesIsraelite - a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Jewry - Jews collectively
Ashkenazi - a Jew of eastern European or German descent
Conservative Jew - Jew who keeps some requirements of Mosaic law but adapts others to suit modern circumstances
Essene - a member of an ascetic Jewish sect around the time of Jesus
Jewess - a woman who is a Jew
hymie, kike, sheeny, yid - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew
Levite - a member of the Hebrew tribe of Levi (especially the branch that provided male assistants to the temple priests)
Orthodox Jew - Jew who practices strict observance of Mosaic law
Pharisee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions
Reform Jew - liberal Jew who tries to adapt all aspects of Judaism to modern circumstances
Sadducee - a member of an ancient Jewish sect around the time of Jesus; opposed to the Pharisees
Sephardi, Sephardic Jew - a Jew who is of Spanish or Portuguese or North African descent
Wandering Jew - a legendary Jew condemned to roam the world for mocking Jesus at the Crucifixion
Zealot - a member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans
Zionist - a Jewish supporter of Zionism
Translations

Israelite

[ˈɪzrɪəlaɪt]
A. ADJisraelita
B. Nisraelita mf

Israelite

n (Bibl) → Israelit(in) m(f)

Israelite

[ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt] nisraelita m/f
References in classic literature ?
"I may work, it will do no good," I growled; but nevertheless I drew out a packet of letters and commenced my task--task thankless and bitter as that of the Israelite crawling over the sun-baked fields of Egypt in search of straw and stubble wherewith to accomplish his tale of bricks.
The poor Israelite seemed so staggered by the address of the military monk, that the Templar had passed on to the extremity of the hall ere he raised his head from the humble posture which he had assumed, so far as to be sensible of his departure.
This is the place, if the report of the inhabitants deserves any credit, where the Israelites miraculously passed through the Red Sea on dry land; and there is some reason for imagining the tradition not ill grounded, for the sea is here only three leagues in breadth.
"This fanciful writer pretends that its name was given to it after the passage of the Israelites, when Pharaoh perished in the waves which closed at the voice of Moses."
That grace which the ancient Israelites had forfeited was offered anew to their children.
At any rate, he destroyed thirty-one kings, and divided up their realms among his Israelites. He divided up this valley stretched out here before us, and so it was once Jewish territory.
That teaching is best for children, and the Israelites seem to have been, mentally, utter children.
They hailed it as the poor Israelites hailed the first glimpse of the promised land, for they flattered themselves that this might be the great plain of the Columbia, and that their painful pilgrimage might be drawing to a close,
"You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
I was the more flattered because I am not a vain man, and am not, like some, accustomed to take hearts as the Israelites took Jericho with the blast of one's own trumpet.
Meantime, they hauled more and more upon their lines, till close flanking him on both sides, Stubb answered Flask with lance for lance; and thus round and round the Pequod the battle went, while the multitudes of sharks that had before swum round the Sperm Whale's body, rushed to the fresh blood that was spilled, thirstily drinking at every new gash, as the eager Israelites did at the new bursting fountains that poured from the smitten rock.
“It was a very pretty fight, Betty, that the Israelites had on that day with the Amalekites, It seams that they fout on a plain, for Moses is mentioned as having gone on the heights to overlook the battle, and wrestle in prayer; and if I should judge, with my little larning, the Israelites depended mainly on their horse, for it was written ‘that Joshua cut up the enemy with the edge of the sword; from which I infer, not only that they were horse, but well diseiplyned troops.