Light of Israel

Many writers take the phrase, “Light of Israel” as a name of God. It occurs in a passage in which God warns arrogant Assyria that He is about to destroy her.

Some rabbis thought that “Light” was a title for the coming Messiah (Christ).

’Or-Yisra’el, translated Light of Israel pictured in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 10:17. A prophetic and messianic name of Jesus.

Light of Israel in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 10:17.

Light of Israel in Hebrew:


Strong’s Concordance numbers: 216, 3478

Bible reference: Isa. 10:17

And the light of Israel shall be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame: and it shall burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day. (Isaiah 10:17 KJV)

A similar name of God is My light, He is also My lamp. Jesus (Yeshua‘) declared “I am the light of the world.”