The Hebrew/Habiru Connection

hebrewhabiruintroIn the Old Testament, Yahweh God’s covenant people Israel are identified alternately by the name “Hebrews.” It is also found that, before Israel’s time, the Hebrews constituted a people even prior to the life of the patriarch Abraham. A mysterious people spoken of in ancient cuneiform tablets may even hold the key to identifying the Hebrews in contemporary records of the Near East. With support from Biblical and Ancient Middle Eastern sources, let us discover the identity and historical significance of the Hebrews.