Why do we use the term "Jew" or "Jewish" when referencing people in the Torah/Chumash passages?
In the Torah (the Chumash), the "children of Israel" are called just that "בני ישראל" or Israelite.
The term "Jew" or "Jewish" does not exist in the Torah/Chumash. Why then do we use the term "Jew" or "Jewish" when we are specifically referencing Torah passages? Is not the word "Israelite" all inclusive in reference to ALL the "children of Israel"?
I understand that only many hundreds of years later, after the loss of the ten tribes, did the term "Jews" or "Jewish" begin to be used.