israelites israelites  /ˈɪz rə ˌlaɪts/


  • (n) 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)


  1. Neighbors helping neighbors

    Leroy Rucker was a "wild child," until his first-born son overdosed and died at a methadone clinic a year ago. His son's death sent him in a new direction, like the Israelites after God struck down their enemies' first-born in Exodus.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Altoona Mirror

  2. Megan Quinn: Faith-based groups fight human trafficking

    Thousands of years after the Israelites sought an end to their slavery, faith-based groups continue to fight human trafficking.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Boulder Daily Camera

  3. Decalogue & Democracy

    At the magazine Mosaic , Peter Berkowitz examines the relationship between the Decalogue and liberal democracy, taking his cue from a recent essay by Leon Kass. Both men, Kass and Berkowitz, are among the most thoughtful conservative voices around but I think they are wrong when they suggest that the Israelites were given a choice.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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  1. "It's about how hard things were for a lot of people in Jamaica - downtrodden, like the Israelites," Dekker wrote in the liner notes for a 2005 career retrospective. "I was really saying, 'Don't give up, things will get better if you just...
    on May 26, 2006 By: Desmond Dekker Source:

  2. Robertson, God's most vocal confidant, says Palestinians are an abomination -- a contagion for which there is no cure and whose only function is to "cause trouble for the Israelites, and pull the Israelites away from God, and prevent the truth of...
    on Aug 14, 2006 By: Pat Robertson Source: One Thousand Reasons

  3. It was, Cone said, "especially the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt [that] became a central theme in my theology because it's been a central theme in black religion. Here you have salvation of an enslaved people being liberated. Actually,...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: James Hal Cone Source: Forward

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