Israel (disambiguation)

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Israel is a state in Western Asia located on the eastern edge of the Mediterranean Sea established in 1948.

Israel or Izrael may also refer to:

In the Torah (sometimes referred to as the Hebrew Bible) and derived traditions:

  • The biblical patriarch Jacob, renamed as such
  • The Israelites in antiquity, the descendants of Jacob/Israel
  • Israel (region), The geographic region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, and various adjoining lands.
  • A historical state, see Kingdom of Israel (disambiguation):
    • Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy) (1020 BCE - 931 BCE), the kingdom established by the Israelites and uniting them under a single king
    • Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) (931 BCE - 722 BCE), the secessionist kingdom of northern Israelites
    • The state ruled by the Hasmoneans or "Maccabees" (140–37 BCE), primarily known as Judea (or cognates) but also called Israel in the First Book of Maccabees
    • The state ruled by Herod the Great and his heirs (37–4 BCE), primarily known as Judea (or cognates) but also called Israel in the Gospels and Acts

Other placenames:

People:

In music:

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