What is a…
Hebrew: יְהוּדִי (Yehudi)
The name “Jew” is derived from the patriarch Judah. At first, it was given only to one belonging to the Tribe of Judah or to the separate Kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 16:6; 25:25; Jeremiah 32:12; 38:19; 40:11; 41:3), in contradistinction from those belonging to the kingdom of the ten tribes, who were called Israelites.
Originally, this people were called Hebrews (Genesis 39:14; 40:15; Exodus 2:7; 3:18; 5:3; 1 Samuel 4:6, 9, etc.), but after the Exile this name fell into disuse. But Paul was styled a Hebrew (2 Corinthians 11:22; Philippians 3:5).
The history of the Jewish nation is interwoven with the history of Israel and with the narratives of the lives of their rulers and chief men. They are now  dispersed over all lands, and to this day remain a separate people, “without a king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and without an image [Revised King James Version ‘pillar,’ marginal note ‘obelisk’], and without an ephod, and without teraphim” (Hos. 3:4).
There are 3 names used in the New Testament to designate this people,
Jews, as regards their nationality, to distinguish them from Gentiles.
“To other races we owe the splendid inheritance of modern civilization and secular culture; but the religious education of mankind has been the gift of the Jew alone.”
- Tribe of Judah
- Kingdom of Judah
- Kingdom of Israel
- Hebrew of the Hebrews
- Hebrew language
- Is there archaeological evidence of the sons of Jacob, the tribal leaders of Israel? Answer
- Is there evidence that the Israelites once lived in Egypt as the Bible says? And has Joseph's original tomb been found? Answer
- Feast of Tabernacles
- religious festivals
- temple (Herod's)
- wailing place
- Samaritan Pentateuch
- Witnessing to Jews
- An open letter to Non-Messianic Jews