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Why were Jews called the chosen people in the Bible?

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2017-06-07 18:45:08
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Christian Answer How, is by the words of The Bible. In certain passages throughout exodus and other books in the bible, the Jewish people are described as Gods chosen people. Either by writers speaking that the phrase came from God himself, or from writers quoting words spoken by prophets.

The best utterence of the chosen people would probably be this passage.

Deuteronomy 7:6 - For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

Because Christ knew that of all the races of people upon the face of the earth, it would be the Jews who would crucify Him, all other peoples would have accepted Him as the Savior.

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The phrase "chosen" is almost always misinterpreted by non-Jews. According to the Tanach (Jewish Bible), the Jews are called "chosen" because they were the nation chosen to keep the Torah from among the 70 nations of the world. The phrase "chosen" in no way infers that Jews were or are better than any other nation.

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God chose Abraham because Abraham chose God. Abraham served God, and taught about Him, for many decades before receiving the slightest sign from Him. Abraham was in his seventies when he had prophecy for the first time. Because Abraham was so superlative in his righteousness, God chose him for His covenant. This is a binding agreement which obligates us to keep the Torah. We forfeit our role if we abandon the Torah (Deuteronomy ch.28). See also the Related link.

Note: According to the Christian Bible, it was the Romans who crucified Jesus. Crucifixion was never an acceptable form of execution for the Jews. Additionally, Pilate executed approximately 10,000 Jews via crucifixion.

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God chose Abraham because Abraham chose God. Abraham served God, and taught about Him, for many decades before receiving the slightest sign from Him. Abraham was in his seventies when he had prophecy for the first time.

Because Abraham was so superlative in his righteousness, God chose him for His covenant. This is a binding agreement which obligates us to keep the Torah. We forfeit our role if we abandon the Torah (Deuteronomy ch.28). See also the Related link.

Link: Abraham chose God


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According to the Tanach (Hebrew Bible), Jews are the chosen people. In this context, 'chosen' refers to Jews having been chosen to follow the teachings of the Tanach.

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Actually both are the same., it says in the bible Israelites were the chosen [eople.

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