Habiru

plural noun Ha·bi·ru \ˈhäbēˌrü, həˈbē(ˌ)rü\
variants: less commonly

Habiri

\-ē(ˌ)rē\

Definition of Habiru

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of habiru

Babylonian khabiru


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