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What is the difference between the Hebrews and the Israelites?

Although at some point in history, the term “Hebrew” and “Israelite” become interchangeable, they did not start out the same at all. The first mentioning of Eber/Heber is in the “List of Nations” in Genesis 10. Children were also born to Shem, the forefather of all the sons of Eber. Genesis 10:21 Shem’s great-grandson EberContinue reading “What is the difference between the Hebrews and the Israelites?”

Generosity and inflation

Now the Israelite army consisted of 12.000 soldiers, so 12 heads over a thousand and 120 heads over one hundred. That’s 132 army leaders in total. They contributed a total of 16,750 shekels of gold, which is 190,950 grams of gold with a value of 11,258,412 US dollars in todays terms. 

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