El-elo'he-Is'rael (Hebrew El Elohey' Yisral', אֵל אלֵהֵי יַשׂרָאֵל Mighty One, God of Israel; Sept. ὁ θεὸς Ισραήλ; Vulg. Fortissimus Deus Israel), the name bestowed by Jacob on the altar which he erected facing the city of Shechem, in the piece of cultivated land upon which he had pitched his tent, and which he afterwards purchased from the Bene-Hamor (Ge 33:20). This compound term designates God as the being who can do whatever seems good to him, and who, in the recent experience of Jacob, had peculiarly manifested his power in overcoming the deep-rooted enmity of Esau, and thereby averting the most alarming evil which Jacob had ever been called to encounter. SEE JACOB.

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