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The Origin of the Jews: The Quest for Roots in a Rootless Age

by Steven Weitzman,
The Jerusalem Post, July 28, 2017

Scholars agree that the word “Jew” derives from “iudaios” (often translated as “Judean”). They do not agree, however, about whether this etymological relationship implies that Jews are, in essence, the “same people” as the Hebrews described in the Bible.


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