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untangling the mess

DEFINITIONS OF ISRAEL

1 : jacob
2 : the Jewish people
3 : a people chosen by God


---definition of jacob
---1 : a son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau, and heir of
---God's promise of blessing to Abraham
---2 : the ancient Hebrew nation

DEFINITION OF HEBREW

1
a: the Semitic language of the ancient Hebrews
b: any of various later forms of this language
2: a member of or descendant from one of a group of northern Semitic peoples including the Israelites

DEFINITION OF SEMITIC

1 : of, relating to, or constituting a subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic language family that includes Hebrew, Aramaic, Arabic, and Amharic
2 : of, relating to, or characteristic of the Semites
3 : jewish

DEFINITION OF SEMITES

1
a: a member of any of a number of peoples of ancient southwestern Asia including the Akkadians, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs
b: a descendant of these peoples
2: a member of a modern people speaking a Semitic language



*see DEFINITION OF ISRAELITE, below*


DEFINITION OF JEW

1 a: a member…