Israelite definitions

ĭz'rē-ə-līt'
A native or inhabitant of the ancient Northern Kingdom of Israel.
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A member of a people regarded as the chosen people of God.
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Of or relating to ancient Israel, the ancient Israelites, or their culture.
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A member of the people of ancient Israel or their descendants; Hebrew.
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Of ancient Israel or the Israelites.
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A native or inhabitant of the (1) united nation of Israel (under the Judges, and then kings Saul, David and Solomon), or (2) the later northern kingdom centered in Samaria, distinct from kingdom of Judah centered in Jerusalem.
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A member of the Twelve Tribes of Israel and a descendant of Jacob.
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Of or pertaining to the ancient nation(s) of Israel or the inhabitants thereof.
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(rare, chiefly in Protestantism) Of or pertaining to the descendants of the patriarch Jacob.
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A descendant of Jacob; a Jew.
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A Jew not descended from the tribe of Levi and not a priest.
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Origin of israelite

From the Latin Isrāēlīta (“Israelite”), from the Ancient Greek Ἰσρᾱηλῑ́της (Isrāēlī́tēs, “Israelite”), from Ἰσρᾱήλ (Isrāēl, “Israel”), from the Hebrew יִשְׂרָאֵל (Yiśrāʼēl, “Israel”).