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Israelites

The descendants of Jacob who made up the Twelve Tribes.
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Noun1.Israelites - the ethnic group claiming descent from Abraham and Isaac (especially from Isaac's son Jacob)Israelites - 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
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Is this the 'gathering' of the Isrealites in the Promised land?
Israel is the weakest and most oppressed nation in that time of the Exodus, and therefore God chooses the Isrealites.