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Why israel called israel?

why israel called israel

The name "Israel" comes from the Bible. In the book of Genesis, Jacob, who is one of the patriarchs of the Jewish people, wrestles with an angel. After the struggle, the angel gives Jacob a new name, Israel, which means "he who struggles with God" or "he who prevails with God." When the modern state of Israel was established in 1948, the founders chose the name "Israel" as a connection to the Jewish people's ancient history and biblical heritage. It symbolizes the struggles and survival of the Jewish people throughout history. The land has been known as Israel in ancient times as well, particularly during the periods of the united monarchy under kings Saul, David, and Solomon, and later, the northern Kingdom of Israel after the monarchy split. So, the country was named by its founders after the biblical name given to Jacob and previously used to refer to the region in different periods of history.

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