Parish of Belmont, Anglican Church Newcastle, NSW Australia

Israel

Holy SepulchreGod changed Jacob’s name to ‘Israel’ (Genesis 32:28) and his sons are the twelve tribes, ‘the children of Israel’. The Northern Kingdom was annihilated in 722 B.C. leaving essentially the Jews as the remnant of the children of Israel. Today, the nation known as Israel consists mainly of the descendants of Judah, i.e. the Jews. (see article)