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Jew
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jew
Jew. Judean, belonging to Judah. The short form of the English word has developed from the French. The underlying Hebrew word is used first in 2 Kings 16:6 as a national term, meaning citizens of Judah. It came into general use in the period of Jeremiah just before the exile (late 6th century bc; see,
Jehudijah
Jehudijah. Not a proper name; kjv mistranslation for “Jewish,” a descriptive term distinguishing Mered’s Jewish wife from his other wife, who was an Egyptian princess (1 Chr 4:18).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jew
Jew[Heb yehûḏî; Aram yehûḏāy; Gk. Ioudaios, ioudaízō (“live like a Jew,” Gal. 2:14), Ioudaikōs (“like a Jew,” Gal. 2:14)]; JEWESS [Gk. Ioudaia (Acts 24:24)]; JEWISH [Heb. yehûḏî]; AV JEWS (1 Ch. 4:18; Neh. 5:1, 8; Est. 6:13), “Jehudijah” (a transliteration based on a misunderstanding
Jehudijah
Jehudijah jə-hoo̅-diʹje [Heb. hayehuḏîyâ] (1 Ch. 4:18, AV). The proper name of the wife of Eshtemoa in the AV. The word literally means “the Jewish (one)” and is translated “his Jewish wife” in the RSV and NEB.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jew
JEW Judean, belonging to Judah. The short form of the English word was developed from the French. The underlying Hebrew word is used first in 2 Kings 16:6 as a national term, meaning citizens of Judah. It came into general use in the period of Jeremiah just before the exile (late sixth century bc; see
Jehudijah
JEHUDIJAH* Not a proper name; kjv mistranslation for “Jewish,” a descriptive term distinguishing Mered’s Jewish wife from his other wife, who was an Egyptian princess (1 Chr 4:18).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jew
JEW. Heb. yhûdɩ̂ specifically refers to a descendant of Judah; the name is applied to members of the tribe of that name or to those of the country of Judah (16:6; 18:26, 28; 25:25; 2 Chr 32:18; Est 2:5; 3:6; Jer 32:12; 38:19; 52:28; etc.). 1 Chr 9:3 indicates that members of other tribes resided in
Jehudijah
JEHUDIJAH. The KJV lists Jehudijah as a proper name, but it is an adjective meaning “Jewess.” The term is used in reference to the Jewish wife of Mered and distinguishes her from his Egyptian wife (1 Chr 4:18).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jew
JEW (Heb. yehûḏî;, Aram. yehûḏai; Gk. joudaios; Lat. judaeaus). Originally a member of the state of *Judah (2 Ki. 16:6; Ne. 1:2; Je. 32:12) and so used by foreigners from the 8th century bc onwards (e.g. Assyr. Yaudaia, ANET, pp. 287, 301). Non-Jews used this term of the former inhabitants of the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jews, Judaism
Jews, JudaismThe roughly 600-year Second Temple period is framed by the destruction of the First Temple (to be rebuilt ca. 520–515 b.c.e.) and the Babylonian Exile of 586, on the one side, and the destruction of the Second Temple in the course of a Jewish revolt against Rome in 66–73 c.e., on the other.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jew, Judaism
JEW (Heb. yehûḏî; Aram. yehûḏay, yehûḏāyē˒; Gk.Ioudaios), JUDAISM (Gk. Ioudaïsmos).* Originally a gentilic noun derived from Judah (Heb. yehûḏâ), the name of a son of Jacob and Leah, the tribe named for him, and the kingdom of Judah. The Hebrew term for Judahite(s) was used before
Jehudijah
Jehudijah [jēˊhə dīˊjə] (Heb. hayehuḏiya “Jewish [woman]”).* The Jewish wife of Mered (1 Chr. 4:18, KJV). The RSV translates literally, “his Jewish wife” (NIV “Judean”); the JB reading makes her the spouse of Eshtemoa in v. 17.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jew
JEW The term “Jew” has had different meanings at different times. In early Israel, it meant a member of the tribe of Judah; later, after the division of the tribes, it meant someone from the southern kingdom of Judah (2 Kgs 16:6, translated “men of Judah”; 25:25; Neh 1:2; Jer 32:12, 38:19, 52:28–30).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Jews, Christian attitudes to
Jews, Christian attitudes to. Christianity shares much common ground with Judaism. Jesus Christ was Himself a Jew, as were the earliest members of the Church. St *Paul’s practice of not requiring Gentile converts to Christianity to be circumcised and observe the whole Jewish law, and his argument that
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jew
Jew (a man of Judea). This name was properly applied to a member of the kingdom of Judah after the separation of the ten tribes. The term first makes its appearance just before the captivity of the ten tribes. 2 Kings 16:6. After the return the word received a larger application. Partly from the predominance
Jehudijah
Jehudi´jah (the Jewess). There is really no such name in the Hebrew Bible as that which our Authorized Version exhibits at 1 Chron. 4:18. If it is a proper name at all, it is Ha-jehudijah, like Hammelech, Hak-koz, etc.; and it seems to be rather an appellative, “the Jewess.”
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jew
JEW (jū; Heb. yhûdı̂). A Jehudite, i.e., descendant of Judah; Gk. Ioudaios, a name formed from that of the patriarch Judah and applied first to the tribe or country of Judah or to a subject of the kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 25:25; Jer. 32:12; 38:19; 40:11, 41:3; 52:28) in distinction from the seceding
Jewish
JEWISH (Gk. Ioudaı̈kos). Of or belonging to Jews. The apostle Paul warns his young brother against Jewish myths, i.e., the rabbinical legends (Titus 1:14).
Jehudijah
JEHUDI´JAH (je-hū-diʹja; “Jewess”). Probably the wife of Mered (1 Chron. 4:18). The KJV renders this word as a proper name, whereas it most likely refers merely to the fact that she was a Jewess (NASB, “his Jewish wife”). She is the mother of Jered, Heber, and Jekuthiel.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Jew
Jewthe name derived from the patriarch Judah, at first given to one belonging to the tribe of Judah or to the separate kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jer. 32:12; 38:19; 40:11; 41:3), in contradistinction from those belonging to the kingdom of the ten tribes, who were called Israelites.During
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