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Jacob (ancestor of Egypt)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jacob, Son of Matthan
Jacob, Son of Matthan (Ἰακώβ, Iakōb). Father of Joseph, the husband of Mary (mother of Jesus) according to the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew’s Gospel (Matt 1:15–16; compare Luke 3:23). For further information, see this article: Jesus, Genealogy of.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jacob (Person)
JACOB (PERSON) [Heb yaʿăqob (יַעֲקָב)]. Var. ISRAEL. 1. The biblical patriarch and eponymous ancestor of the twelve tribes of Israel. See JACOB NARRATIVE.2. The son of Matthan and father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, according to Matthew’s genealogy tying Joseph to the house of David and Solomon
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jacob
Jacob. 1. Younger of twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah (Gn 25:24–26). Isaac had prayed for his barren wife, Rebekah, and she conceived the twins, who jostled each other in the womb. She inquired about this of the Lord, who told her that she was carrying two nations and that the older son would serve
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jacob
Jacob jāʹkəb [Heb. yaʿaqōḇ—(see below); Gk. Iakōb].1. An OT patriarch, son of Isaac and father of the twelve eponymous ancestors of the tribes of Israel. I. Significance of the Name II. Life of JacobA. Early Life in CanaanB. To Paddan-aramC. Return to CanaanD. To Egypt III. Jacob’s Religion
Jacob (patronymic)
D. Summary Archeological discoveries and the studies of the Albright school acted as a stimulus to conservative scholarship. Despite the many attractive ideas to be found in these studies—and their conclusions must frequently command assent—the basic attitude of doubting whatever cannot be supported
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jacob
JACOB1. Younger of twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah (Gn 25:24–26). Isaac had prayed for his barren wife, Rebekah, and she conceived the twins, who jostled each other in the womb. When she asked the Lord about this, he told her that she was carrying two nations and that the older son would serve the
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jacob
Jacob (jay´kuhb; Heb., “heel grabber” [Gen. 25:26] or “supplanter” [27:36]).1 A prominent figure in the book of Genesis, remembered among the ancestors of Israel; indeed, he came to be called “Israel” (32:28; 35:10), so in a certain sense “Israelites” are, by definition, descendants of Jacob. He is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jacob
JACOB. In Heb. the name ya‘ăqōb means “heel catcher,” “trickster,” or “supplanter.” In S Arabic and Ethiopic the word means “may God protect,” from the verb ‘aqaba, “to guard.” “watch,” or “protect.” The root ‘āqab is a general Semitic word which occurs in Arabic personal names, in Akkad. and Aram.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
Jacob
JACOB יעק(ו)בI. Jacob son of Isaac is the eponym of the bĕnê yaʿăqôb (Gen 34:7, 13; 35:5; Ps 77:16), more frequently called bêt yaʿăqôb. He became the most colourful and revered ancestor of the early Israelite confederation. The name Jacob is most probably a hypocoristicon of Jacob-El frequently
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jacob
JACOB The younger of twin sons born to Isaac and Rebekah, the third great patriarch, and the ancestor of the twelve tribes of Israel (Gen 25:19–34; 35:22–26). The name of Jacob in Hebrew, yaʿăqōb, is associated with the Hebrew ʿāqēb, “heel,” as Jacob was born grasping the heel of his brother Esau
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jacob
Ja´cob (supplanter), the second son of Isaac and Rebekah. He was born with Esau, probably at the well of Lahai-roi, about b.c. 1837. His history is related in the latter half of the book of Genesis. He bought the birthright from his brother Esau, and afterward acquired the blessing intended for Esau,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Jacob
JACOB (jaʹkob). The name of the father of Joseph the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus (Matt. 1:15–16), before 40 b.c.; and of the patriarch (see article below).
See also
Relatives
Matthan Father
Joseph Son
Mary Daughter-In-Law
Eleazar Grandfather