JEW, HEBREW, ISRAELITE CONFUSION
Colin G. Farquhar, U.K.
ABRAHAM was a Hebrew; he was neither an Israelite nor a Jew.Moses was both a Hebrew and an Israelite; he also was not a Jew. The Children of Israel, like Moses, were Hebrews and Israelites: in the Pentateuch [the first five books of the Bible attributed to Moses], they were never termed Jews.
The term 'Jew' is a derivative of the word Judah and applied to the kingdom of Judah, the southern house of Israel.The first reference to Jew as in 'Jews' is in 2 Kings 16:6. Throughout the whole of the Bible, the word Jew never applied to the northern house.
How is it then that ministers and preachers refer to Abraham and Moses as Jews, and even talk about the Jews coming out of Egypt? How could we have Jews
before Judah was even born; or the southern house of Israel established?
What has happened to our Christian educational system that would allow such error to remain unchecked?
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