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.
Key verse about Israelite: Now the Israelites settled in Egypt in the region of Goshen. They acquired property there and were fruitful and increased greatly in number (Genesis 47:27, NIV).
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