Are they the same people?

Today, Israel refers to a nation, whose culture is Jewish and its language Hebrew; yet the Hebrews were a people, Israelite areligion and Jew, a race!

The extended family of Jacob (along with his servants and slaves) settled in the land of Goshen in Egypt by Joseph’s invitation, were known in the writings of the Hebrew Bible as the Hebrew people. Note that even by the time Jacob (Israel) “founded” the Hebrew people, there was already a mixed pedigree and being a people signaled a dynamic religious association rather than a static genetic identification. It…

Ron Choong

I am an independent, interdisciplinary investigator of the geohistory and philosophy of science and religion

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