The Etymology of “Jewish”, “Ivri”, and “Shalom”

There are multiple words in the Hebrew language for the term “Jew” or “Jewish”. The term “Jewish” is derived from the term “yahoud” or “yahoudi” which means “from the Kingdom of Judah". The term “ivri” which is derived from the term “avar” which means “to cross over” and can also be used to refer to a person of the Jewish faith. The term “shalom” which is often used as a Hebrew greeting, means “peace” in Hebrew and is derived from the Arabic term “al-salām ῾alaikum” which means “peace be upon yo...

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