The Chosen People

Pronunciations

The Chosen People (thuh CHO-zin PEE-puhl) listen

Definitions

  • n. Fefers to the jewish people as a whole having a unique relationship with god; (translation of hebrew phrase "am nivchar").

Example Sentences

  • "The Chosen People were saved by the might of God."

Languages of Origin

  • English
  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • עם נבחר am nivkhar

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America
      • Great Britain
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Edit     Something missing from this entry? Inaccurate? Feel free to suggest an edit.