A name meaning "God sees;" this name is given to Jacob, Abraham and Sarah's grandson, after he wrestles with the angel of God and asks a blessing from him. All of the twelve tribes which derive from the twelve sons of Jacob thus are called the twelve tribes of Israel. In the period of the divided monarchy, the name also refers to the territory and tribes of the northern kingdom, as distinct from the southern kingdom of Judah.
"land of Israel" The Land promised to the people of Israel by Yahweh in His covenant. alut: "exile" or dispersion of Israelites throughout the world.
(1) The name given to Jacob of the Old Testament. (2) The name given to the descendants of Jacob's twelve sons. (3) The modern nation to which many Jews have gathered today.
"Strong with the Law." The name given to Jacob when he wrestled with an Angel.
Name adopted by the northern kingdom after the split with the Davidic dynasty. The name is applied more broadly to the southern kingdom after the fall of the north, as well as to all worshipers of Yahweh descended from them.
"God-wrestler". In biblical times, this referred to the northern tribes, but also to the entire nation. Jews regard themselves as the true continuation of the ancient Israelite national-religious community. Also refers to the modern state of Israel.
A name given to the Jewish patriarch Yaakov by G-d (Bereishit 32:38). In Jewish Biblical times, this name refers to the northern tribes (as distinct from Judea, the southern tribes), but also to the entire nation. Historically, Jews have continued to regard themselves as the true continuation of the ancient national-religious community of Yisrael. The term thus has s strong culture sense. In modern times, it also refers to the political state of Israel
The Middle-Eastern Jewish homeland established in 1948 after a UN partition plan. Many survivors found their home there after being held in European D.P. camps after the Holocaust.
Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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
A state created for the Jewish people following the Holocaust and the recognition that the diaspora were subject to a great deal of persecution.
"wrestler with God," or "God-wrestler"
The republic of Israel, also known as the modern homeland of the Jewish people.
(a) a nation descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (b) the name given to the northern ten tribes of the divided kingdom after the reign of Solomon. The southern two tribes were named "Judah". This situation continued until the return from exile detailed in Ezra & Nehemiah.
A name given to the Jewish patriarch Jacob according to the etiology of Genesis 32.38. In Jewish biblical times, this name refers to the northern tribes, but also to the entire nation. Historically, Jews have continued to regard themselves as the true continuation of the ancient Israelite national-religious community. The term thus has a strong cultural sense. In modern times, it also refers to the political state of Israel. Christians came to consider themselves to be the "true" Israel, thus, also a continuation of the ancient traditions.
Meaning â€œPrince with Godâ€ or â€œHe strives with Godâ€. The name given by an angel to Jacob son of Isaac after wrestling with him (Gen 32:24-28).
(Hebrew for "land of Israel") In Jewish thought, the special term for the Palestinian area believed to have been promised to the Jewish people by God in the ancient covenant.
Hebrew yisra'el, "contender with God" ( sarah, to wrestle + el, God) -- the name given to Jacob by the angel of the Lord after wrestling with him throughout the night (Genesis 32:28); ancient land of the Hebrews located at the SE end of the Mediterranean Sea; the Jewish people, as descendants of Jacob; northern kingdom of the Hebrews established in the tenth century B.C. by the ten tribes of Israel that broke from Judah and Benjamin (1 Kings 12:1-24, 2 Chronicles 10); Jewish state established in 1948 by the United Nations.
from the Hebrew, "the one who wrestles with God;" a very contextual term, Israel can refer to the chosen "people," the promised "land," the political "nation," or any combination of these. ("Yahwist"): according to the Documentary Hypothesis, "J" is independently-created material incorporated into the Torah that makes extensive use of the Hebrew name Yahweh, referring to the God of Israel. It dates from the 9th-8th centuries BCE, sometime after the division of Israel into the Northern and Southern Kingdoms but prior to the Assyrian conquest in 722 BCE. "J" was likely compiled by an author in the Southern Kingdom. The letter "J" is used to refer to this source because, in the German language of Biblical scholar Julius Wellhausen (see Documentary Hypothesis), the letter "J" is pronounced as an English "Y".
A secondary name for Jacob; the name of the ten northern tribes who formed the "kingdom of Israel" (alternatives are "Ephraim" and "Samaria"), destroyed in 721 B.C.E.; also used as the name of the Twelve Tribes and for the whole territory occupied by the Israelites, Canaan; historically, Jews have continued to regard themselves as the true continuation of the ancient Israelite national-religious community; in modern times, it also refers to the political state of Israel; Christians came to consider themselves to be the "true" Israel, thus also a continuation of the ancient traditions. See Biblical Story, Introduction.
Israel (Hebrew ×™×©×‚×¨××œ Yisra'el or YiÅ›rÄâ€™Ä“l, meaning "Upright (with) God") was the name given to the Biblical patriarch Jacob.
The State of Israel (Hebrew: , Medinat Yisra'el; , Dawlat IsrÄ'Ä«l) is a country in the Western Asian Levant, on the southeastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea. It borders Lebanon on the north, Syria and Jordan on the east, and Egypt on the south-west. It has a population of over seven million people.