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Old 20-11-2019, 12:51 AM
BigJohn BigJohn is offline
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Originally Posted by 7luminaries
I've never heard anyone refer to themselves as Hebrew and it would likely weird or even offensive to most. Hebrew is a modern language (and also an ancient biblical term for the people of that era).

Maybe your friend means he considers himself culturally or ethnically Jewish (a Jew) but does not practice or affiliate with some, most, or any of the religious tradition (Judaism). That would apply to some degree to many other folks, too.

Maybe the confusion or conflation of these terms is a part of it, as well?
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One person who was a Hebrew you probably know is Abram/Abraham, father of many nations.

He dipped the pen into the ink and then faltered for just a second. A tremor had gone through his bowels. To mark the paper was the decisive act. In small clumsy letters he wrote: ........... April 4th, 1984.
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Old 20-11-2019, 03:10 PM
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Hey BigJ...that was from some time ago. It occurred to me after I posted it that the friend in question may have been a member of the Black Hebrew religious tradition, as that is a thing in the States where the other gent was from.

Never heard back, but I believe that may have been where the question originated.

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Old 25-11-2019, 12:11 AM
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The word Jews stems from the tribe of Judah.

The Hebrew Nation had 12 tribes.(Also known as the Israelite's)

Israel (Israel is also Jacob) the Nation now is mainly Jews/Tribe of Judah and some Benjamites/ Tribe of Benjamin
and some Levites/ Tribe of Levi.

The remaining tribes are called the lost tribes of Israel.

Hebraic traditions are popping up all over nowadays.
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