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ETYMOLOGY and HISTORY of the word JEW
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Or are you looking to "prove" your traditional beliefs
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander into myths
There are also the words in Greek that mean the Judean Land, to become Jdean, and resembling a Judean
This is not the "Jew" of the English Bible
The word Jew as we know it today is from the Old French "juieu" from the 12th century. It comes from Medieval Latin (600-1500 AD) "Judaeus". The English word Jew also comes from the French "juif", the Old French "giu". It derives from the Latin "judaeus".
Notice that both in the French and English the word Jew comes from the Latin word Judaeus. Judaeus is not a translation or equivalent of the word Jew.
Judaeus -- Iudaeus in the Late Latin, transliteration of the Late Greek Ioudaios, from the Hebrew Yehudhi, A person of Yehudhah - A person of Judah
Before that time the meaning was in reference to the place name Iudea, Judea, and basically meant Judean. It was a national term rather than a religious term. The French came up with the term in reference to a strange people coming into their area practicing an un-Christian religion, today called Judaism.
At most the word Jew in modern translations of the Bible is a corruption of the word Judean or of Judah.
Linguistically, there is no such word as Jew in the Old Hebrew, Greek, Aramaic or Latin
Printing words in the Bible does not make them historically accurate. The word Jew never existed in any of the original scriptures. As a result, error regarding the understanding and true meaning of the Bible has occurred.
Wherever you see the word Jew the accurate translation should be men of Judah, people of Judah, person of Judah or Judahite.
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