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

  • Babylon, which hath afflicted the Israelites, after their restoration, shall be utterly destroyed.

  • It is seen falling in a copious shower, and gathered in the vestments of four Israelites.

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  • 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.