Chosen-people



noun, (often initial capital letters)
1.
the Israelites. Ex. 19.
plural noun
1.
any of various peoples believing themselves to be chosen by God, esp the Jews

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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