Israel (name)

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Jacob wrestling with the angel

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According to the biblical Book of Genesis the patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew:, Standard Yisraʾel Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl) after he wrestled with the angel ( and 35:10).
The account includes the renaming of Jacob as Israel (etymologized as "contends-with-God").

Israelites

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Jacob's descendants came to be known as the Israelites, eventually forming the tribes of Israel and ultimately the kingdom of Israel, whence came the name of modern-day State of Israel.
According to the religious narrative of the Hebrew Bible, the Israelites' origin is traced back to the Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs Abraham and his wife Sarah, through their son Isaac and his wife Rebecca, and their son Jacob who was later called Israel, whence they derive their name, with his wives Leah and Rachel and the handmaids Zilpa and Bilhah.

Israel

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Jacob's descendants came to be known as the Israelites, eventually forming the tribes of Israel and ultimately the kingdom of Israel, whence came the name of modern-day State of Israel.
The name "Israel" (Hebrew: Yisraʾel, Isrāʾīl; Septuagint Ἰσραήλ Israēl; 'El (God) persists/rules', though after often interpreted as "struggle with God") in these phrases refers to the patriarch Jacob who, according to the Hebrew Bible, was given the name after he successfully wrestled with the angel of the Lord.

Izzy

Izzy (disambiguation)
Izzy is a common nickname for the given names Israel, Elizabeth, Isaac, Isambard, Isidore, Isidora, Isabel, Isabelle, Isabella, Isaiah, Izzet, Isarn, Ismail, Isra, Izebel, Izmara, Isobelle or Isam .

Given name

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Israel is a biblical given name.

Book of Genesis

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According to the biblical Book of Genesis the patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew:, Standard Yisraʾel Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl) after he wrestled with the angel ( and 35:10).

Jacob

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According to the biblical Book of Genesis the patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew:, Standard Yisraʾel Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl) after he wrestled with the angel ( and 35:10).
Jacob (يَعْقُوب yaʿqūb, Iakṓb), later given the name Israel, is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites and so is an important figure in Abrahamic religions, such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Hebrew language

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According to the biblical Book of Genesis the patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew:, Standard Yisraʾel Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl) after he wrestled with the angel ( and 35:10).

Tiberian vocalization

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According to the biblical Book of Genesis the patriarch Jacob was given the name Israel (Hebrew:, Standard Yisraʾel Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl) after he wrestled with the angel ( and 35:10).

Eblaite language

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The given name is already attested in Eblaite (𒅖𒊏𒅋, išrail) and Ugaritic (𐎊𐎌𐎗𐎛𐎍, yšrʾil).

Ugaritic

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The given name is already attested in Eblaite (𒅖𒊏𒅋, išrail) and Ugaritic (𐎊𐎌𐎗𐎛𐎍, yšrʾil).

King James Version

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The text of Genesis etymologizes the name with the root śarah "to rule, contend, have power, prevail over" : (KJV: "a prince hast thou power with God"), but modern suggestions read the el as the subject, for a translation of "El/God rules/judges/struggles", "El fights/struggles".

El (deity)

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The text of Genesis etymologizes the name with the root śarah "to rule, contend, have power, prevail over" : (KJV: "a prince hast thou power with God"), but modern suggestions read the el as the subject, for a translation of "El/God rules/judges/struggles", "El fights/struggles".

Second Temple Judaism

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In Jewish and Christian texts from the Greco-Egyptian area during Second Temple Judaism and beyond the name was understood to mean "a man seeing God" from the ʾyš (man) rʾh (to see) ʾel (God).

Twelve Tribes of Israel

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Jacob's descendants came to be known as the Israelites, eventually forming the tribes of Israel and ultimately the kingdom of Israel, whence came the name of modern-day State of Israel.

Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy)

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Jacob's descendants came to be known as the Israelites, eventually forming the tribes of Israel and ultimately the kingdom of Israel, whence came the name of modern-day State of Israel.

Israel Israeli

In Israel, the name "Israel Israeli" is sometimes used to mean someone whose name is unknown or unspecified.

Chaldean Catholics

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Israel was a common name among Chaldeans until recent times.

Persecution of Christians by ISIL

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A famous Chaldean author is Bishop Israel Audo, famous for authoring a book about the Chaldean Genocide.

Nazi Germany

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In Nazi Germany, male Jews who did not have "typically Jewish" given names were forced to add "Israel" as of January 1939.

Allied-occupied Germany

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This decree was revoked by the Allies in 1945.