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The members of the 12 tribes of Israel. The descendants of Jacob (renamed Israel); the people of Yahweh, the God of Israel.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Israelite. Descendant of the 12 sons of Israel (the name God gave to Jacob, Gn 32:28). As the sons of Abraham they are distinguished from the Ishmaelites (descended from Abraham by Hagar his concubine), and as sons of Isaac from the Edomites (descendants of Esau), by having Jacob as their ancestor. They
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Children of Israel
Children of Israel [Heb. benê yiśrā’ēl]. A biblical term referring to the Israelites as the descendants of common ancestor, Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel (see Gen. 32:24–32). It was customary to designate the members of the various tribes as the children of the one from whom the tribe
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
ISRAELITE Descendant of the 12 sons of Israel (the name God gave to Jacob, Gn 32:28). As the sons of Abraham, they are distinguished from the Ishmaelites (descended from Abraham by Hagar his concubine), and as sons of Isaac, from the Edomites (descendants of Esau), by having Jacob as their ancestor.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Israelites (iz´ray-uh-lits), descendants of Jacob. Before the Davidic empire split into two separate kingdoms in the tenth century bce, the term “Israelites” signified those who traced their ancestry to Jacob (Israel), the son of Isaac and Rebekah, grandson of Abraham and Sarah. After that event, it
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
ISRAEL. The name Israel first appears in (Gen 32:28), where the Angel of the Lord bestowed it upon Jacob q.v. during His encounter with him at Peniel. Jacob had refused to let Him go until he had given him a blessing, and so God granted him the new title of Yiśrā’ēl, stating that he had persistently
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
IS´RAEL (izʹrā-el; “having power with God, or God’s fighter”).1. Jacob, the name conferred by the angel of Jehovah upon Jacob (which see) at Peniel (Gen. 32:28); “for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.”2. Israelites, i.e., the whole people of Israel, the twelve tribes; called
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
IsraeliteIsraelite, a descendant of Jacob. Before the Davidic empire split into two separate kingdoms in the tenth century b.c., the term ‘Israelite’ signified every Hebrew. After that event, it properly connoted an Ephraimite as opposed to an inhabitant of Judah. The Israelite (i.e., the Northern)
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
ISRAELITE [IZ rih uhl ight] — a descendant of Israel, or Jacob (Lev. 23:42–43). Israelites were considered to be children of the Covenant, faithful servants of the Lord, and heirs to the promises made to Abraham (Rom. 9:4; 11:1). Also see Israel, History of.Photo by Ben ChapmanThe Wailing Wall, part
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
CHILDREN OF ISRAEL<iz’-ra-el> (בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל [bene yisra’el]): A very common term in both the Old Testament and the New Testament, and it refers to the Israelites as the descendants of a common ancestor, Jacob, whose name was changed to Israel (see Genesis 32:24-32). It was customary to designate
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
ISRAEL, ISRAELITE.—1. The former name occurs 30 times in the Gospels, and the latter once (Jn 1:47). The following expressions are found: ‘Israel,’ with or without the article (Mt 8:10, 9:33, Lk 1:54, 80, 2:25, 34, 4:25, 27, 7:9, 24:21, Jn 1:31, 3:10; also Mk 12:29 vocative); ‘people (λαός) Israel’ (Mt