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Meaning of ISRAEL

Pronunciation:  'izreeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
  2. [n]  Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine

ISRAEL is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: Sion, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion
 See Also: Accho, Acre, Akka, Akko, Bethlehem, capital of Israel, country, Dead Sea, Galilee, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights, Gomorrah, Gomorrha, Haifa, Israeli, Israelite, Jerusalem, Jordan, Jordan River, kingdom, land, Middle East, Near East, Negev, Negev Desert, Sodom, state, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, West Bank



Easton Bible Dictionary

the name conferred on Jacob after the great prayer-struggle at Peniel (Gen. 32:28), because "as a prince he had power with God and prevailed." (See JACOB.) This is the common name given to Jacob's descendants. The whole people of the twelve tribes are called "Israelites," the "children of Israel" (Josh. 3:17; 7:25; Judg. 8:27; Jer. 3:21), and the "house of Israel" (Ex. 16:31; 40:38).

This name Israel is sometimes used emphatically for the true Israel (Ps. 73:1: Isa. 45:17; 49:3; John 1:47; Rom. 9:6; 11:26).

After the death of Saul the ten tribes arrogated to themselves this name, as if they were the whole nation (2 Sam. 2:9, 10, 17, 28; 3:10, 17; 19:40-43), and the kings of the ten tribes were called "kings of Israel," while the kings of the two tribes were called "kings of Judah."

After the Exile the name Israel was assumed as designating the entire nation.