What were Jews called before the letter J was invented?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    In Ancient or Koine Greek they were called 'Ibrazi. The exclamation point stands for what we call the "H" sound.

  • 2 months ago

    In Ancient Egypt the term was Ibaru, presumably derived from something close to the modern Hebrew.  In general most languages had something close to yehudin, with the Y eventually becoming a J--which in most languages other than English has a Y or voiced H sound.

  • 2 months ago

    The English word Jew derives via the Anglo-French "Iuw" from the Old French forms "Giu" and "Juieu", which had elided (dropped) the letter "d" from the Medieval Latin form Iudaeus, which, like the Greek Ioudaioi it derives from, meant both Jews and Judeans / "of Judea".

  • 2 months ago

    A you nuts? the letter j was not invented! in the bible jews are mentioned all through the book!

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    The Judea Popular Front or the Popular Front of Judea.

  • xyzzy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    In which language? In Hebrew the word is Yehudim.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Y = J          

    But they have several names, Israelites and Hebrews are some of them.

  • Lv 7
    2 months ago

    free masons or Christians

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They were  and  are  known  as  Hebrews.

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