|Israelite (ˈɪzrɪəˌlaɪt, -rə-)|
|1.||Bible a member of the ethnic group claiming descent from Jacob; a Hebrew|
|2.||Bible a citizen of the kingdom of Israel (922 to 721 |
|3.||a member of any of various Christian sects who regard themselves as God's chosen people|
|4.||an archaic and sometimes offensive word for a Jew|
The descendants of Jacob, who made up twelve tribes, including the tribes of Judah, Levi, Reuben, and Benjamin.