The Israelites, particularly after their return from captivity in Babylon (see also Babylon) about five hundred years before the birth of Jesus; at that time, the Israelites were established as a religious group, founded on the Mosaic law, not simply a national group.
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Adherents of Judaism.
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He is likewise a first-rate performer on that classical instrument the Jews'-harp.Portraits of Children of The Mobility|Percival Leigh
Then the old roundabout horse was turned, and conversation grew more difficult, because they again had to play on the Jews'-harp.From a Swedish Homestead|Selma Lagerlf
He would have looked the same had they played on jews'-harps and tin horns.Uncle William|Jennette Lee
Still, the world-regenerators may really be quite excellent performers on their own jews'-harps.Fantasia of the Unconscious|D. H. Lawrence
Carolinia promised not equal rights, but toleration to 'Jews, heathens and other dissenters,' to 'men of any religion.'The Real America in Romance, Volume 6;|John R. Musick