The Word "Israel" and the Scriptures

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(an assembly of True Israel of the Diaspora)

The word 'Israel' and the Scriptures

Israel (Yisrael) the Basics

The name means to strive, to overcome, then rule with El, given to Jacob (Ya'aqob) as a new name when he strove, overcame with El, Gen. 32:28. Originally the name of the Nation which came from the 12 sons of Ya'aqob. After the division of the Kingdom (about 930 BC), the name Israel came to refer only to the Northern Kingdom, while the southern Kingdom was known as the Kingdom of Yahud. The term Israel can refer to the 12 tribes as a whole, or to the Northern 10 tribes. After the captivity and during the Diaspora (scattering), i.e. during the migration North into Europe, the Scriptures referred to Israel as the 'lost tribes of Israel'.


A native or inhabitant of modern Israel CE 1948, of or having to do with modern Israel. The Nation known as Israel today, or the people (Israeli), who also call themselves Jews, has nothing in common with ancient Israel of the Scriptures, except for the historical territory part of the Nation that it is occupying. True Israel remains dispersed among the nations, and is Biblically considered 'lost'. The people occupying the land area called Israel, for the most part, are not comprised of Israelites (descendants of Jacob), but are mostly Jews and Edomites, along with the Palestinians, a people descending from the ancient Philistines. Strangely enough, in a unique twist, the name of the territory of the historical enemies of the Israelites, has become one familiar title (Palestine), for all of what was at one time known as the 'Holy' Land. The word Palestine is a derivative from the word Philistine.


The present day Yisraelites (Israelites) of the Diaspora are an independent historical people group, comprised of all the 12 tribes of True Israel, of the BC 745-721 Diaspora (scattering). They are living 'among the nations'. The Jutes, Danes, Saxons, Angles, Vikings, Celts, and Normans are the people of the Assembly, and the True Israel of the Diaspora. The Central and Western European Nations are for the most part established and formed of the Caucasian 'white' people descending from Israel of the Diaspora. It is these Israelite people that the commission of Mark 29:19-20 was for, and to whom the Apostles were instructed by Messiah to bring the Good Message of Redemption, and the instructions and required observations from Messiah, becoming the great Nations of Central and Western Europe. Israelites are never called Jews, although some Jews may call themselves Israelites. See also Jews, Ashkenazi; Jews, Sephardim. Most Jews (95%) are not a part of Israel, but a 'religious sub-grouping mixture' of people of various nationalities. See also the 'word' Jew.

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