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King James Bible Dictionary

 

Hebrew - English Dictionary

H3478 - Israel

Strong's No.:H3478

Hebrew:יִשְׂרָאֵל

Transliteration:Yisrâʼêl

Phonetic:yis-raw-ale'

Word Origin:From H8280 and H410

Bible Usage:Israel.

Part of Speech:Proper Name Masculine

Strongs
Definition:

he will rule as God; {Jisrael} a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity


Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

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

a. the name of the nation until the death of Solomon and the split

b. the name used and given to the northern kingdom consisting of the 10 tribes under Jeroboam; the southern kingdom was known as Judah

c. the name of the nation after the return from exile


Bible References:
Israel
 

Translation
Occurrences:
Israel ( 2437 )
Israelites ( 16 )

 

Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.