A member of a Jewish-Christian church or community.
Designating a church or community consisting of Jewish people who have become Christians, especially while retaining many characteristic Jewish traditions and practices; belonging to or characteristic of such a church or community.
Used especially with reference to the very early Christian church prior to its spread among Gentiles, or to groups in the early church who in various ways resisted the loss or dilution of its Jewish identity.
2Designating those religious, ethical, or cultural values or beliefs regarded as being common to both Judaism and Christianity; of, relating to, or holding these shared values or beliefs. Also more generally: relating to or characteristic of both Judaism and Christianity.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Bridges (?1536–1618), bishop of Oxford. From Jewish + Christian.