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Where does the name of the chosen people as "HEBREWS" come from?



    
    

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
"Hebrew" as an adjective or adjectival noun is traditionally understood to be based on the name of Abraham's ancestor, Eber, mentioned in Genesis 10:21. Eber's name, in turn, is believed to be based on a Semitic root word meaning "beyond", "other side", "across"; with an intended association with "from the other side [of the river/desert]" -- referring perhaps to the inhabitants of the land of Israel/Judah from the perspective of Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, or the Transjordan (with the river referenced being perhaps the Euphrates, Jordan, or Litani; or possibly the northern Arabian Desert between Babylonia and Canaan).

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