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chosen people

noun, (often initial capital letters)
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
Origin of chosen people
1525-35 Unabridged
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chosen people

plural noun
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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