Israelite

Definitions

  • They made the Israelites work hard
    They made the Israelites work hard
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Israelite a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties
    • n Israelite a native or inhabitant of the ancient kingdom of Israel
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Israelite A descendant of Israel or Jacob; one of “the children of Israel”; a Hebrew; a Jew. Israelites was the name of the whole people of Israel down to the death of Saul, when it came to be restricted to those northern tribes who rebelled against David, and more definitely applied to the ten tribes that set up a separate monarchy on the death of Solomon. After the captivity the name again came to be the appellation of the reunited branches of the nation, but was gradually supplanted by the term Jew, especially among foreigners.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Israelite iz′ra-el-īt a descendant of Israel or Jacob: a Jew
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. IsraēlitēsIsraēl, Heb. Israēl, contender, soldier of God—sara, to fight, El, God.

Usage

In literature:

Then, further, the new Israelite is to cherish the grace of godly fear.
"Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews" by Handley C.G. Moule
He had such a strong sense of right that he even condemned the action of the Israelites in despoiling the Egyptians.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
God did forbid the Israelites to bring, II.
"The Hesperides & Noble Numbers: Vol. 1 and 2" by Robert Herrick
Now," said he, turning to the traders and witnesses, "now, true-hearted Israelites, your opportunity has arrived.
"King of the Jews" by William T. Stead
The first act is triumphant in its tone and expressive of the exultation of the Israelites at their victory over the Philistines.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
If they were all like her, no wonder the Israelites went on a strike and marched out of Egypt.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
It would have been a sight better for the Israelites if they hadn't had those quails.
"The King's Daughters" by Emily Sarah Holt
Cause Morale de la Circoncision des Israelites.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Ruth was by nature a "stranger to the commonwealth of Israel," but by marriage with an Israelite was brought amongst that people.
"A Ribband of Blue" by J. Hudson Taylor
I have heard the cry of the Israelites and I have seen how they suffer at the hands of the Egyptians.
"The Children's Bible" by Henry A. Sherman
War again broke out between the Israelites and the Philistines.
"Ten Boys from History" by Kate Dickinson Sweetser
The pledged diamond never was redeemed; it remained in the hands of the Israelite money-lenders, till Louis XIV.
"Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 456" by Various
There are two opinions as to the point at which the Israelites passed the Red Sea.
"The World's Greatest Books, Volume 19" by Various
Like the Israelites in the wilderness, the Parisians had to rise before daybreak if they wished to eat.
"The Gods are Athirst" by Anatole France
We Israelites hold all images to be wicked, and abhorrent to the holy law.
"Earl Hubert's Daughter" by Emily Sarah Holt
The laws were formerly very severe upon the Israelites.
"Down the Rhine" by Oliver Optic
To the ancient mind, heathen or Israelite, blood stood for and symbolised life.
"Gloria Crucis addresses delivered in Lichfield Cathedral Holy Week and Good Friday, 1907" by J. H. Beibitz
Yes, he did, but he would not have done so if he had remained as quiet as the other Israelites.
"Broken Bread from an Evangelist's Wallet" by Thomas Champness
T. C. breathed a wish for such a death, "if," he added, "like him I were an Israelite without guile!
"The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)" by Thomas De Quincey
When the Israelites came out of Egypt and started on their wilderness journey to the promised land, they found themselves without sustenance.
"Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel" by Frank G. Allen
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In poetry:

But you should read, in want and need,
The plagues our EGYPT smite,
Until its PHAROAHS shall have freed
The festered Israelite!
"The Walk Home From Beldagon" by Ernest Jones
The veil is raised; who runs may read,
By its own light the truth is seen,
And soon the Israelite indeed
Bows down t' adore the Nazarene.
"St. Bartholomew" by John Keble
O Tyre! in thy crowded streets
The phantom appears and retreats,
And the Israelites that sell
Thy lilies and lions of brass,
Look up as they see her pass,
And murmur "Jezebel!"
"Helen Of Tyre" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
CHORUS OF ISRAELITES.
O PEACE of mind, angelic guest!
Thou soft companion of the breast!
Dispense thy balmy store.
Wing all our thoughts to reach the skies,
Till earth, receding from our eyes, Shall vanish as we soar.
"The Captivity" by Oliver Goldsmith
"Thinkst thou that I am one to be affrighted by the dark?
A weakling to be played upon--a coward or a fool?
Nay!--I defy the Israelites!--Their weapons miss their mark,
They have roused my utmost anger: it taketh long to cool.
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard
On did he ride to Goshen, and he called "Arise! Arise!
Thou leader of the Israelites, 'tis I who bid you go!
Take thou these people hence, before the sun hath lit the skies;--
Get thee beyond the border of this land of death and woe!"
"In Egypt" by Virna Sheard

In news:

But at the outset, the original apostles were still so attached to their Jewish roots that they did little more than attempt to convince fellow Israelites that their leaders had only made a grave mistake in delivering up Jesus for execution.
The very first Passover, as recorded in Exodus, second book of the Torah, was prepared and eaten in much haste as the Israelites prepared to escape from Egypt.
Ancient shelter for Israelites a symbol of Houston homeless.
A black Hebrew Israelite —silent, and not screaming—in Times Square.
Jewish liturgy and ritual frequently remind us that the Israelites were scattered to the "four corners of the earth," as symbolized by the four fringes of the tallit, or prayer.
Scientists find new possibility for the crossing of Moses and Israelites.
It is the holiday commemorating the anniversary of the giving of the Ten Commandments to Moses and the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
this shall be a keepsake for the witness-community of the Israelites, to be used as purifying water.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association in Buenos Aires , an attack that killed 85 and seriously injured hundreds.
Subsequent genetic studies suggested that Samaritan men carry the so-called Cohen gene , linking them to ancient Israelites.
Just as we do in our day, the ancient Israelites kept hoping for the perfect leader, one who would measure up to their highest ideals .
He parted the Red Sea, brought us the Ten Commandments, and delivered the Israelites to the Promised Land.
So that the God would " pass over " the Israelites, homes were marked with lamb's blood.
When the Israelites were freed, they left in such a hurry they could not wait for dough to rise, which is why leavening is not allowed during Passover .
He is particularly fascinated by the plagues that God brought down to help Moses convince Pharaoh to let the Israelites go.
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In science:

The sub ject of the total energy of expanding universe models was re-opened by Cooperstock and Israelit , Rosen , Garecki , Jhori et al. , Feng and Duan , and others using various GR energymomentum definitions.
On the energy of homogeneous cosmologies
Israelit & Rosen (1989) have proposed singularity free cosmological models.
The Genesis of the Big-Bang and Inflation
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