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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?
God became angry and foiled the Isrealites' attack on the city of Ai.
A number of groups (e.g., Afrocentrism, Nation of Islam, and Latino Isrealites) emerged in response to this climate of culture and racial repression, Neo-Tainos being among them (see also Klor de Alva's [1998] assessment of the role of the use of the Indian name of Puerto Rico, Borinquen, in the development of national identity among Puerto Rican communities facing political and social discrimination in New York).