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-Or more properly, as it is rendered, Ishrael, the name given to Jacob by the Lord himself, on his wrestling with God in prayer and prevailing. (See Genesis 32:21-28) from Sharah, to subdue or govern; and El, God. The whole people of God are frequently in Scripture called by this name. (Exodus 3:6-7. So again, Exodus 6:6-7) But what endears this name yet infinitely more is, that the Lord Jesus himself, as the glorious Head of his church and people, including both Jew and Gentile, calls himself by this name; and JEHOVAH doth the same by Christ. (See Isaiah 49:1-6 and Isaiah 44:1-5) And hence the whole church of the Lord Jesus are called Israelites. (Romans 9:4) and the Lord Jesus, when speaking of his sheep under one view, saith, that they shall be brought into "one fold under one shepherd." (John 10:16)

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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Israel'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. London. 1828.

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