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.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Yisra'el (Biblical Hebrew), Yisra'el (Hebrew)