The Chosen People


  • refers 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

Textual Hebrew, English


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)


North America


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

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