I thought Israel was the name God gave Jaccob after he admitted what he did to Esau and was forgiven (from psalm 46 to 49)my question is;seeing as being forgiven is not some latitude or longitude,dont you think God would rather us fast from innocent blood being shed,war(which is still murder),and hatred. I pray those people unite and realize they are fellows,that unanimity is more important than uniformity,to grant full allowence for a diversity of beliefs,but too have one goal like mr Winthrope once alluded 'One nation under God' after all whos flag should be saluted before God? A rebel flag thats what.
It is. Israel is the name God changed Jacob to Israel when Jacob AKA Israel wrestled with the angel: What the most of the world does NOT realize is that the ( Jew's are only 1 of the tribes of Israel ): There were 12 tribes of Israel. For the 11 sons of Jacob AKA Israel - when his brothers sold JOSEPH son of Israel into slavory in Egypt - Joseph had 2 sons, so insted of 11 tribes = the tribe of Joseph - became 2 tribes , named for the 2 sons of Joseph. So the Jew
s are only 1 tribe ( after the name Judah - son of Jacob AKA Israel ) - there are actuqally 11 more tribes out there. They call them toe LOST TRIBES of Israel.
So is Joseph aka Israel lost or is he many Arab nations (Gen 17:5) like the stars of the sky between the Nile and Euphrates (Gen 15). The Lord never refers to himself as the God of Judah, but the God of Israel. So is he the God of a lost and dead people, or the God of the living. Isaiah 19, Israel is God's inheritance. The could not have been a gift to God unless they dead and were reborn, because an inheritance is only given after one has died.