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Easton's Bible Dictionary

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IslandIsrael, Kingdom of
Additional Resources
• Nave's Topical Bible
Israel, prophecies concerning
• Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Destroyed peoples; for Israel, confidence in God: & God's sword
Jerusalem;: & God's anger, Prophecy
Lots cast: & Israel division
Punishment;: & God's sword, Hanged, Israel, Leprosy
Redemption, of firstborn, Israel
Stars, Israel as
• Torrey's Topical Textbook
Armies of Israel, The
Church of Israel
Desert, Journey of Israel Through The
Strangers in Israel
Tribes of Israel, The
• Baker's Evangelical Dictionary
Feasts and Festivals of Israel
Land (of Israel)
• Easton's Bible Dictionary
Consolation of Israel
Israel, Kingdom of
• Fausset's Bible Dictionary
Israel, History of
Israel, Kingdom of
• Hitchcock's Bible Names
• Smith's Bible Dictionary
Israel, Kingdom of
• Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia
Kingdom of Israel
• International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Children of Israel
Israel, History Of, 1
Israel, History Of, 2
Israel, History Of, 3
Israel, Kingdom of
Israel, Religion Of, 1
Israel, Religion Of, 2
Kingdom of Israel
Strength, of Israel
Wanderings of Israel
Greek - Israel
Greek - Israel
Greek - Israel, Israelite, Israelites
Hebrew - Israel, Israelites, Israel's
Hebrew - Israel
Hebrew - Eleloheisrael, El-Elohe-Israel
Hebrew - Israel, Israelite
Israel -

The name conferred on Jacob after the great prayer-struggle at Peniel (Genesis 32:28), because "as a prince he had power with God and prevailed." (See JACOB .) This is the common name given to Jacob's descendants. The whole people of the twelve tribes are called "Israelites," the "children of Israel" (Joshua 3:17; 7:25; Judges 8:27; Jeremiah 3:21), and the "house of Israel" (Exodus 16:31; 40:38).

This name Israel is sometimes used emphatically for the true Israel (Psalms 73:1: Isaiah 45:17; 49:3; John 1:47; Romans 9:6; 11:26).

After the death of Saul the ten tribes arrogated to themselves this name, as if they were the whole nation (2 Samuel 2:9,10,17,28; 3:10,17; 19:40-43), and the kings of the ten tribes were called "kings of Israel," while the kings of the two tribes were called "kings of Judah."

After the Exile the name Israel was assumed as designating the entire nation.

Copyright Statement
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

Bibliography Information
Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for 'Israel'". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".
<>. 1897.


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