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Bible Term: Israelite

In the Bible, the Israelites were the descendants of the twelve sons of Israel (that is, the twelve tribes of Israel).

The man Israel, originally called Jacob, was Abraham’s grandson and Isaac’s son.

Israelites, then are people from the nation of Israel. However, today, Israelis is used instead of Israelites.

Also see Israel.

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