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noun (often initial capital letters)
the Israelites. Exodus 19.
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Origin of chosen people

First recorded in 1525–35
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British Dictionary definitions for chosen people

chosen people

pl n
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews
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Cultural definitions for chosen people

Chosen People

A term applied to the Jews (see also Jews). According to the Old Testament, God chose the descendants of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob — the ancestors of today's Jews — as the people through whom he would reveal himself to the world. God therefore freed them from slavery in Egypt (see also Egypt) and led them into the Promised Land.

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