RE: Bible Verification

From: gordon brown (
Date: Wed May 07 2003 - 15:42:20 EDT

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    Israel, in the Scriptures, often refers to all twelve tribes, not just the
    northern kingdom. Weren't they all God's chosen people? Even though they
    are called Jews (after Judah), they presumably wanted to have a name
    reminiscent of the days before the unfortunate split.

    Gordon Brown
    Department of Mathematics
    University of Colorado
    Boulder, CO 80309-0395

    On Wed, 7 May 2003, Alexanian, Moorad wrote:

    > I have a simple question. Why Jews selected the name for their state
    > Israel rather than Judah? The former had to do with the northern
    > kingdom and all sorts of evil leader, Jeroboam, Nadab, Baasha, etc.
    > while the latter southern kingdom was led by Rehoboam, Abijam, etc.,
    > which contains the linage of Christ. After all, Jerusalem was in the
    > southern kingdom.
    > Moorad

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