The descendants of Jacob, who made up twelve tribes, including the tribes of Judah, Levi, Reuben, and Benjamin.
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How to use Israelites in a sentence
The whole point of the story is that God saved his people—not that the Israelites caught a really lucky break.Christian Bale: One Man's Moses Is Another Man's Terrorist | Candida Moss, Joel Baden | December 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Enchassi noted that some surmised Nolan might have also considered himself a member of the Black Hebrew Israelites.
Just like in the Bible story, where they say the great Pharaoh held down the Jews, Israelites and all that.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own | Robert Silverman | August 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Israelites were carried off to Babylon, where they wept by the waters.
She loved those who were not her own and was granted protection by the Israelites in return.
Babylon, which hath afflicted the Israelites, after their restoration, shall be utterly destroyed.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
It is seen falling in a copious shower, and gathered in the vestments of four Israelites.The Catacombs of Rome | William Henry Withrow
He also, it appears from the monuments, built Pithon and other important towns, by the forced labor of the Israelites.
The Pharaoh of Joseph's time seems to have affiliated with the Israelites as natural friends,--to assist him in case of war.
The great outward event in the life of Samuel was the transition of the Israelites from a theocratic to a monarchical government.