0 Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?

Their way was before me as the uncleanness of a removed woman. Wherefore I poured my fury upon them. Ezekiel 36:17

Trivia: God killed a man's wife and told him not to mourn her death? Who was that man?

Why did God change Jacob's name to Israel?


Because Jacob beat God in a wrestling match

Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed. Genesis 32:28

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