Is’rael (the prince that prevails with God).
2. It became the national name of the twelve tribes collectively. They are so called in Ex. 3:16 and afterward.
4. After the Babylonian captivity, the returned exiles resumed the name Israel as the designation of their nation. The name Israel is also used to denote laymen, as distinguished from priests, Levites and other ministers. Ezra 6:16; 9:1; 10:25; Neh. 11:3, etc.