Question : What are your views on the Biblical doctrine of Christians as "spiritual Jews"?
A careful study of the use of the word "Jew" in Scripture will reveal it was originally a nickname or abbreviation for those of the tribe of Judah. But its use soon expanded to include all those of the Hebrew race. Mordecai, of the tribe of Benjamin, was a Jew (Esther 2:5). Hebrews and Hebrewesses are known as Jews in Jeremiah 34:9. In Ezra 4:12, descendants of the tribes of Judah, Benjamin, and Levi are called Jews. The implication is strong, however, that the term reaches out to include some representatives of all twelve tribes.
Various Uses of the Word “Jew”
The tribe of Judah or the two tribes of the southern Kingdom—II Kings 16:6;25:25.
Th.M., Western Seminary (2003)
Ph.D., Regent University (ABD)