Abraham's Descendants Were All Hebrews
by Gerald Waugh
(Sun City AZ)
Abraham was a Hebrew. He was not an Isralite or a Jew.
Jacob was a Hebrew and so was Esau.
God renamed Jacob Israel. That line fron Jacob became Isralites.
Jacob had twelve sons. One of his sons name was Judah. Jew is a short version of Judah. Only decendants of Judah are Jews.
The other eleven tribes were Hebrews, Isralites and whatever tribe they were from.
When Israel became two nations, The House of Judhd and The House of Israel.
The house of Judah was the tribe of Judah, Benjamin and part of Levi. If you were fron those two tribes you were a national Jew.
That is why Paul could claim to be from the Tribe of Benjamin and be a Jew at the same time.
Abraham had several other sons and they were all Hebrews.