Proper masculine noun · From שרה (H8280) and אל (H410)

From H8280 and H410; he will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity:—Israel.


  1. Israel = "God prevails"
    1. the second name for Jacob given to him by God after his wrestling with the angel at Peniel
    2. the name of the descendants and the nation of the descendants of Jacob
      1. the name of the nation until the death of Solomon and the split
      2. the name used and given to the northern kingdom consisting of the 10 tribes under Jeroboam; the southern kingdom was known as Judah
      3. the name of the nation after the return from exile

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Genesis 43:6

And Israel said, Wherefore dealt ye so ill with me, as to tell the man whether ye had yet a brother?

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Genesis 48:8

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