2474. Israél
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Israél: Israel, the name of the Jewish people and their land
Original Word: Ἰσραήλ, ὁ
Part of Speech: Proper Noun, Indeclinable
Transliteration: Israél
Phonetic Spelling: (is-rah-ale')
Short Definition: Israel
Definition: (Hebrew), Israel, surname of Jacob, then the Jewish people, the people of God.

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2474 Israḗl (transliterated from the OT term 3478 /Nazaréth, "Israel") – Israel; the elect-nation of God in the OT "consummated by the inclusion of Gentile believers in the NT to form the body of Christ" (cf. 1 Cor 12:13 with Gal 6:16) (G. Archer).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of Hebrew origin Yisrael
Israel, the name of the Jewish people and their land
NASB Translation
Israel (68).

STRONGS NT 2474: Ἰσραήλ

Ἰσραήλ (Josephus, Ἰσραηλος, Ἰσραηλου), , indeclinable, (יִשְׂרָאֵל, from שָׂרָה and אֵל, wrestler with God, Genesis 32:28; Hosea 12:4, cf. Genesis 35:10), Israel, a name given to the patriarch Jacob (and borne by him in addition to his former name from Genesis 32:28 on): οἶκος Ἰσραήλ, the family or descendants of Israel, the race of Israel (A. V. the house of Israel), Matthew 10:6; Matthew 15:24; Acts 7:42 (Exodus 16:31; 1 Samuel 7:2, and often); οἱ υἱοί Ἰσραήλ the (sons, i. e. the children, the) posterity of Israel, Luke 1:16; Acts 5:21; Acts 7:23, 37; Romans 9:27; αἱ φυλαί τοῦ Ἰσραήλ, Matthew 19:28; Luke 22:30; Revelation 7:4. By metonymy, for the posterity of Israel i. e. the Israelites (a name of especially honor because it made reference to the promises of salvation through the Messiah, which were given to Jacob in preference to Esau, and to be fulfilled to his posterity (see Ἰουδαῖος, b.)): Matthew 2:6; Matthew 8:10; Matthew 9:33; Luke 1:54, 68, 80; Acts 4:8 (R G); Ephesians 2:12; Romans 11:2, 7, 26, etc. (Exodus 5:2; Exodus 11:7, and often); λαός Ἰσραήλ, Acts 4:10, 27; γῆ Ἰσραήλ i. e. Palestine ((1 Samuel 13:19, etc.)), Matthew 2:20f; βασιλεύς Ἰσραήλ, Matthew 27:42; John 1:49 (50); ἐλπίς τοῦ Ἰσραήλ Acts 28:20; Ἰσραήλ τοῦ Θεοῦ (genitive of possession), i. e. Christians, Galatians 6:16; Ἰσραήλ κατά σάρκα, Israelites by birth, i. e. Jews, 1 Corinthians 10:18; in an emphatic sense, οὐ γάρ πάντες οἱ ἐξ Ἰσραήλ κτλ., for not all those that draw their bodily descent from Israel are true Israelites, i. e. are those whom God pronounces to be Israelites and has chosen to salvation, Romans 9:6.


Of Hebrew origin (Yisra'el); Israel (i.e. Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively) -- Israel.

see HEBREW Yisra'el

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