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mckeonj
750501.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:41 am Reply with quote

Israel is a major I topic we have only touched upon so far, so here's a couple of points to start off.
The name can be translated from IS-RAHEL as 'son of Rachel'.
Was there an Iron Age in Israel?

 
CB27
750564.  Sat Oct 09, 2010 1:32 pm Reply with quote

Where on earth did you get that meaning from?

Israel is broken down into two words, Isra & El. Isra can mean to struggle or fight, and El means God.

If the meaning of a name includes "son", it would be Ben or Bin.

As it is, Israel has been found to be used as a name on writings found in places like Syria prior to Judaism being founded, so there may have been a previous meaning lost in history.

 
bombmaniac
752050.  Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:15 pm Reply with quote

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As it is, Israel has been found to be used as a name on writings found in places like Syria prior to Judaism being founded, so there may have been a previous meaning lost in history.


wrong. the word was first used by the angel jacob fought with. it was granted as a name to jacob, and originated at that point.

 
CB27
752096.  Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:05 am Reply with quote

I know where the name Israel came from in the Bible, but considering how old that story is (i.e. in terms of when the original story was narrated as opposed to first known texts of the Bible), there is evidence to show that name as having been used previously.

The same can be said for many early names in the Bible, most famously Sarah.

 

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