JEW(S)

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Biblical gentilic 1. A people mentioned more than 60 times in the Book of Mormon (1 Nephi 1:Preface, 2, 19, 20; 2:13; 3:3; 4:22, 27, 36; 5:6, 12; 10:2, 4, 11 (x2); 13:23 (x2), 24 (x2), 25, 26, 38, 39, 42 (x3); 14:23 (x3); 15:17, 19, 20; 17:44; 2 Nephi 9:2; 10:3, 16; 25:1, 2, 5 (x4), 6 (x2), 9, 15 (x2), 18; 26:12, 33; 27:1; 29:4 (x3), 5, 6, 12, 13 (x4); 30:2, 3, 4, 7; 33:8 (x2), 10, 14; Jacob 4:14, 15, 16; Omni 1:14; Alma 11:4 (x2); 16:13; 3 Nephi 19:35; 28:6, 28 (x2); 29:8; 4 Nephi 1:31; Mormon 3:21; 5:14 (x2); 7:5, 8; Ether 1:3).

Etymology

JEW(S) is the name of an ancient Near Eastern people originally descendants of JUDAH. "JEW" is generally the KJV equivalent of the HEBREW yehudi (HALOT 2:394). In the Book of Mormon, "JEW(S)" refer not just to descendants of JUDAH but also to those who lived in the Kingdom of JUDAH.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: ๐–๐†๐…๐ž (dส’ษชuหz), ๐–๐†๐… (dส’ษชuห)

Notes


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