Liz Fried lizfried at
Fri Sep 1 11:01:44 EDT 2000

The name must be a verbal form, ysar, he will something.
El will prevail, persist, endure, do battle.
It is interesting that the theophoric is El and not YHWH.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Ross [mailto:wross at]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:41 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: Israel
> <LMB>
> What does "Israel" literally mean, please?
> <Bill>
> 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 [elohim] and 
> with men, and
> hast prevailed. {Israel: that is, A prince of God}
> Bill Ross
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