Ha·​bi·​ru | \ ˈhäbēˌrü, həˈbē(ˌ)rü \
variants: or less commonly Habiri \ -​ē(ˌ)rē \

Definition of Habiru

: a nomadic people mentioned in Assyro-Babylonian literature from 2000 b.c. on and often identified as the Hebrews of the Bible

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Babylonian khabiru

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“Habiru.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Habiru. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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