[Ads-l] Modern use of "Hebrew"?

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Mon Jan 12 16:12:28 UTC 2015


Not exactly modern, perhaps, but there is the line spoken by Falstaff in
one of the Henry IV plays, to assert something strongly:
I am a Jew else, a Hebrew Jew.  [from memory]

GAT

On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 8:18 AM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> Is there evidence of use of "Hebrew" as a derogatory term to refer to
> people of the Jewish faith?  To Semites or descendants of the Israelites?
>
> Joel
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-- 
George A. Thompson
The Guy Who Still Looks Stuff Up in Books.
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998..

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