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Place Name ISRAEL
TYPE: Country
OTHER SCRIPTS: יִשְׂרָאֵל (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: IZ-ree-əl (English), IZ-ray-əl (English)   [details]
Meaning & History
From the name of the Old Testament hero Jacob, who was also called ISRAEL.
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yisra'el (Biblical Hebrew), Yisra'el (Hebrew)