Israelיִשְׂרָאֵל is from the verb לִשְׂרוׂת (to strive with or wrestle) and the word אֵל El (God). It is the name given to Jacob after he wrestles with God’s angel as described in our verse. This is the source of the name Israel, as in the Children of Israel, the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. Learn the meaning of your name in Hebrew with our beautiful, personally researched Hebrew Name Certificates.
Thank you for keeping me posted of news and events in Israel. I would love to come visit the holy land and I will someday when God blesses me with a way to come. God bless Israel and it’s people. Shalom- Sheryl Render
Thank you. I reside in Orlando, Florida. ~Holly Shever. Todah
I enjoy all the pictures of Jerusalem, the music and other things. Thank You.- Charlene Seay