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The word Hebrew can variously mean:
- The Hebrew language
- Of or pertaining to the descendants of Heber
- An Israelite
- The Hebrew Wikipedia
- The term Hebrew is sometimes used by certain Christian groups to distinguish the Jews in ancient times that lived before the birth of Jesus from Jews that lived afterward. Though important in some Christian theologies, the distinction is not recognized by the Jews themselves who still call themselves Hebrew in Hebraic. Thus to tell some Jews they are not the same as the Hebrews is likely to be offensive. See British Israelism, Khazars, etc.
- See also Hebrews.