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chosen people

noun (often initial capital letters)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.

Origin:
1525–35

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chosen people
 
pl n
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews

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Chosen People definition


A term applied to the Jews. According to the Old Testament, God chose the descendants of Abraham through the line of Isaac and Jacob — the ancestors of today's Jews — as the people through whom he would reveal himself to the world. God therefore freed them from slavery in Egypt and led them into the Promised Land.

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