- (Hebrew), Israel, surname of Jacob, then the Jewish people, the people of God.
2) the family or descendants of Israel, the nation of Israel
3) Christians, the Israel of God (Gal
6:16), for not all those who draw their bodily descent from Israel are true Israelites, i.e. are those whom God pronounces to be Israelites and has chosen to salvation
Of Hebrew origin [H3478]; Israel (that is, Jisrael), the adopted name of Jacob, including his descendants (literally or figuratively)
KJV Usage: Israel.