Hebrew, Jew, Israel

Genesis 14:13 Then one who had escaped came and told Abram the Hebrew, for he dwelt by the terebinth trees of Mamre the Amorite . . .

Have you ever wondered where the name Hebrew came from? It is a Hebrew word which means “one from beyond the river.” It signified that Abram came from the other side of the Euphrates river. The word Jew which we use today originated from the tribe of Judah. And the name Israel was the name that God gave to Abraham’s grandson, Jacob who had twelve sons who made up the tribes of Israel.


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