(1) An ancient kingdom of the Hebrew tribes at the southeastern end of the Mediterranean Sea; founded by Saul around 1025 BC and destroyed by the Assyrians in 721 BC
(2) Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
From , a Biblical name for Jacob after he wrestles with an adversary.
- The State of Israel, a modern country in the Middle East, at the eastern shore of the Mediterranean.
- The Land of Israel, a region that is roughly coextensive with the State of Israel.
- A nation that occupied roughly the same area in ancient times.
- An ancient kingdom that occupied the northern part of this area, as distinct from Judah.
- The Jews, taken collectively.
- A name given to Jacob (Genesis 32:28).
- And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.