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  • According to the dictionary that comes with my Bible (http://scriptures.lds.org/en/bd/i/contents), "One who prevails with God or Let God prevail."
  • Is´ra•el means contender (Perseverer) With God. Israel was the name God gave to Jacob when he was about 97 years old. It was during the night that Jacob crossed the torrent valley of Jabbok on his way to meet his brother Esau that he began struggling with what turned out to be an angel. Because of Jacob’s perseverance in the struggle, his name was changed to Israel as a token of God’s blessing. In commemoration of these events, Jacob named the place Peniel or Penuel. ( see Genesis 32:22-28; ) Later, at Bethel the change in name was confirmed by God, and from then on to the end of his life Jacob was frequently called Israel. (Genesis 35:10, 15; 50:2; 1Chronicles 1:34) Many of the more than 2,500 occurrences of the name Israel, however, are in reference to Jacob’s descendants as a nation. See Exodus 5:1, 2.
  • Jehovah now regards the whole earth as "Israel"...because out of it come the obedient ones...who do not get involved in politics or warfare...This exclused the modern state of Israel as it is involved in weapons production... (Acts 10:35) but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
  • The real meaning of Israel is stated in the book of Genesis. Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant. God changed Jacob's name to Israel, because Jacob struggled/wrestled with God, and the new name was granted to reflect the change. Genesis 35:10 "And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and He called his name Israel."
  • The name God gave to Jacob when he was about 97 years old. It was during the night that Jacob crossed the torrent valley of Jabbok on his way to meet his brother Esau that he began struggling with what turned out to be an angel. Because of Jacob’s perseverance in the struggle, his name was changed to Israel as a token of God’s blessing. In commemoration of these events, Jacob named the place Peniel or Penuel. (Ge 32:22-31) Later, at Bethel the change in name was confirmed by God, and from then on to the end of his life Jacob was frequently called Israel. (Ge 35:10, 15; 50:2; 1Ch 1:34) Many of the more than 2,500 occurrences of the name Israel, however, are in reference to Jacob’s descendants as a nation.—Ex 5:1, 2. (Isʹra·el) [Contender (Perseverer) With God; or, God Contends].meet his brother Esau that he began struggling with what turned out to be an angel. Because of Jacob
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