Israel: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (iz'rē-ul, -rā-), [key]
- a republic in SW Asia, on the Mediterranean: formed as a Jewish state May 1948. 3,921,700; 7984 sq. mi. (20,679 sq. km). Cap.: Jerusalem.
- the people traditionally descended from Jacob; the Hebrew or Jewish people.
- a name given to Jacob after he had wrestled with the angel. Gen. 32:28.
- the northern kingdom of the Hebrews, including 10 of the 12 tribes, sometimes called by the name of the chief tribe, Ephraim. Cap.: Samaria.
- a group considered by its members or by others as God's chosen people.
- a male given name.
- israel (Thesaurus)