Definition for Jacob

Jacob, proper n. [L. < Gk < Heb. 'heel-catcher, supplanter'; see Israel, proper n.]

Israel; birthright son of Isaac and Rebekah; prophet who saw Jehovah's face at Peniel; man who wrestled all night with God, who appeared to him as a messenger; patriarch of the Israelite nation; father of the Twelve tribes of Israel; (see Genesis 27, 32; see ED's letters).

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