(the prince that prevails with God).
+ It became the national name of the twelve tribes collectively. They are so called in (Exodus 3:16) and afterward.
+ 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 lay-men, as distinguished from priests, Levites and other ministers. (Ezra 6:16; 9:1; 10:25; Nehemiah 11:3) etc.