Jacob (ancestor of Egypt)
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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,