Muslim |ˈməzləm; ˈmoŏz-| (also Moslem |ˈmäzləm; ˈmäs-|)
a follower of the religion of Islam.
of or relating to the Muslims or their religion.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: from Arabic, active participle of ‘aslama (see Islam ).
USAGE Muslim is the preferred term for ‘follower of Islam,’ although Moslem is also widely used. The archaic term Muhammadan (or Mohammedan) should be avoided.
of, relating to, or professing Christianity or its teachings : the Christian Church.
• informal having or showing qualities associated with Christians, esp. those of decency, kindness, and fairness.
a person who has received Christian baptism or is a believer in Jesus Christ and his teachings.
DERIVATIVES Christianization |ˌkris ch ənəˈzā sh ən| noun Christianize |-ˌnīz| verb Christianly adverb
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin Christianus, from Greek Christianos (see Christ ).
Christian 2 |ˈkris ch ən|
Christian, Fletcher ( c. 1764–93), English seaman and mutineer. In April 1789, as first mate under Captain Bligh on the HMS Bounty, he seized the ship and cast Bligh and others adrift. In 1790, the mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island, where Christian was probably killed by Tahitians.
1 ( Gentile) not Jewish : Christianity spread from Jewish into Gentile cultures.
• (of a person) not belonging to one’s own religious community.
• (in the Mormon church) non-Mormon.
2 chiefly Anthropology of, relating to, or indicating a nation or clan, esp. a gens.
noun ( Gentile)
a person who is not Jewish.
ORIGIN late Middle English : from Latin gentilis ‘of a family or nation, of the same clan’ (used in the Vulgate to refer to non-Jews), from gens, gent- ‘family, race,’ from the root of gignere ‘beget.’
a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism and who trace their origins through the ancient Hebrew people of Israel to Abraham.
PHRASES jew someone down offensive bargain with someone in a miserly or petty way.
ORIGIN Middle English : from Old French juiu, via Latin from Greek Ioudaios, via Aramaic from Hebrew yĕhū d I, from yĕhū d āh ‘Judah’ (see Judah ).
a member of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity.
• a self-righteous person; a hypocrite.
The Pharisees are mentioned only by Josephus and in the New Testament. Unlike the Sadducees, who tried to apply Mosaic law strictly, the Pharisees allowed some freedom of interpretation. Although in the Gospels they are represented as the chief opponents of Jesus, they seem to have been less hostile than the Sadducees to the nascent Church, with which they shared belief in the Resurrection.
DERIVATIVES Pharisaic |ˌfarəˈsāik| adjective Pharisaical |ˌfarəˈsāikəl| adjective Pharisaism |-sāˌizəm| noun
ORIGIN Old English fariseus, via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek Pharisaios, from Aramaic prīšayyā ‘separated ones’ (related to Hebrew pārūš ‘separated’ ).
Sadducee |ˈsajəˌsē; ˈsadyə-|
a member of a Jewish sect or party of the time of Jesus Christ that denied the resurrection of the dead, the existence of spirits, and the obligation of oral tradition, emphasizing acceptance of the written Law alone. Compare with Pharisee.
DERIVATIVES Sadducean |ˌsajəˈsēən; ˌsadyə-| adjective
ORIGIN Old English sadducēas (plural), via late Latin from Greek Saddoukaios, from Hebrew ṣĕ d ōqī in the sense ‘descendant of Zadok’ (2 Sam. 8:17).
A speech as relevant today as it was in 1961. Important background information that many are not aware of. The Rothschilds promised the British to bring the USA into WWI – in exchange for Palestine. It was the Rothschilds who asked for and received the Balfour letter, also known as “The Balfour Declaration“. But Palestine was not really Balfour’s or Britain’s, to give away.
In this speech given in Washington D.C. at the Willard Hotel in 1961, Benjamin Freedman who was born a Jew but converted to the Catholic Faith, exposes the Zionist Jew Conspiracy and his involvement in it.
The Balfour Declaration (dated 2 November 1917) was a letter from the United Kingdom’s Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Baron Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation of Great Britain and Ireland.
His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.
The text of the letter was published in the press one week later, on 9 November 1917. The “Balfour Declaration” was later incorporated into the Sèvres peace treaty with the Ottoman Empire and the Mandate for Palestine. The original document is kept at the British Library. From: Balfour Declaration – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.