From: gordon brown (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 07 2003 - 15:42:20 EDT
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.
Department of Mathematics
University of Colorado
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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.
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