Israel

barre at freedsl.com barre at freedsl.com
Fri Sep 8 17:06:21 EDT 2000


I think that strongly indicates that the high god of this people was 
El and not Yahweh, inspite of later syncreticism (eg Ex 6:2).
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From: "Liz Fried" <lizfried at umich.edu>
Sent: Fri, 1 Sep 2000 11:01:44 -0400
To: Biblical Hebrew <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Subject: RE: Israel


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.
Liz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Ross [mailto:wross at farmerstel.com]
> Sent: Friday, September 01, 2000 10:41 AM
> To: Biblical Hebrew
> Subject: RE: Israel
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> <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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