chasing the soul (novapsyche) wrote in spiritoflife,
chasing the soul

fun etymology stuff

"According to the biblical account, Moses' parents were from the tribe of Levi, one of the groups in Egypt called Hebrews. Originally the term Hebrew had nothing to do with race or ethnic origin. It derived from Habiru, a variant spelling of Hapiru (Apiru), a designation of a class of people who made their living by hiring themselves out for various services."

--Encyclopaedia Brittanica, according to this site.
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