Why do most Abrahamic religions especially on the Christian side have to have words that end with "ites"? ?

Have you ever thought of that?

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  • 3 weeks ago
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    Same reason for anything, it must've been a trend back in the Bronze Age.

  • 3 weeks ago

    That answer may be in Brown-Driver-Briggs reference on Google.

  • 3 weeks ago

    That is used at the end of names for tribes and clans.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Why are people in Texas Texans? Why are there Georgians? Rhode Islanders? That's just how they happened to identify the people by their geography.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Why do dog’s feet smell like corn chips?

    Have you ever wondered that?

  • Dave D
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    3 weeks ago

    Wow. It is a part of the English language. You should learn it some day.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Israelites, Canaanites, Amalekites, Millerites, Gobshites.... you're right, there are a lot of them.

  • 3 weeks ago

    "-ite" is an English suffix from Greek through French and is applied to adjectives and nouns with the meaning "(one) connected with or belonging to; a member of" and it is this meaning you are talking about.

    There is another suffix "-ite" which comes from the Latin suffix "-itus" and is seen in words like appetite, composite, erudite etc.

  • 3 weeks ago

    That is because of the age of those religions. When they were founded, that was a popular suffix.

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