ישראל

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See also: ישׂראל

Hebrew[edit]

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 ישראל‎ on Hebrew Wikipedia

Etymology[edit]

The name given to Jacob in the Bible (Genesis 32:29), said to be from יִשְׂרֶה אֵל(yisré 'él), after which his descendants came to be known as Israelites and their land as the "kingdom/land of Israel". See Israel for more.

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Proper noun[edit]

דגל ישראל

יִשְׂרָאֵל (yisra'élm

  1. Israel, (the alternative name of Jacob)
    • Genesis 32:29, with translation of the Jewish Publication Society:
      וַיֹּאמֶר לֹא יַעֲקֹב יֵאָמֵר עוֹד שִׁמְךָ כִּי אִם־יִשְׂרָאֵל כִּי־שָׂרִיתָ עִם־אֱלֹהִים וְעִם־אֲנָשִׁים וַתּוּכָל׃‎‎
      vayómer ló ya'akóv ye'amér 'ód shim'khá kí 'im-yisra'él ki-saríta 'im-'elohím v'im-'anashím vatukhál.
      wayyṓmer lō yaʿăqōḇ yēʾāmēr ʿōḏ šiməḵā kī-ʾim-yiśrāʾēl kī śārī́ṯā ʿim-ʾĕlōhīm wəʾim-ʾănāšīm wattūḵāl.
      And he said: ‘Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel; for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.’
  2. the children of Israel, the Jewish people
  3. the State of Israel (a country in Asia)
  4. the Kingdom of Israel
  5. A male given name, Yisrael, equivalent to English Israel

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References[edit]

  • Sachsse, Eduard (1910) Die Bedeutung des Namens Israel. Eine quellen-kritische Untersuchung [The meaning of the name Israel. A source-critical investigation.]‎[1] (in de), Bonn: Carl Georgi, Universitäts-Buchdruckerei und Verlag