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Israel, the returned exiles

 

(the prince that prevails with God).

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.

 

* See other occurrences of the same term: Israel.

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