Jacob (son of Isaac)
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jacob, Son of Isaac
Jacob, Son of Isaac (יַעֲקֹב‎, ya'aqov). The younger son of Isaac and Rebekah. Patriarch of the 12 tribes of Israel.
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
Jacob Narrative
JACOB NARRATIVE. Jacob was the younger son of Isaac and Rebekah, twin brother of Esau, and father of the 12 sons after whom were named the 12 tribes of Israel. He is the central figure in the cycle of stories in Gen 25:19–35:29 and reappears as a lesser figure in the Joseph stories (Genesis 37–50). In
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Israel izʹrē-əl [Heb. yiśrāʾēl; Gk. Israēl]. The name given to Jacob and later adopted by his descendants as their political-religious title.
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Israel (Person)
ISRAEL (Person) Name meaning “one who struggles with God” or “God struggles” (Gn 32:28, nlt mg). It was given to Isaac’s son Jacob and to his descendants (35:9–12; cf. Dt 6:1–4). See Jacob #1; Israel, History of.
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)
Israel (iz´ray-uhl; Heb., “may God contend” or possibly “may God rule”).1 The name given by God to Jacob, an ancestor of the people who would thereafter be known as the Israelites. In Gen. 32:28 Jacob is given the name “Israel” after a struggle with a divine being on the bank of the Jabbok (the name
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
ISRAEL. The name Israel first appears in (Gen 32:28), where the Angel of the Lord bestowed it upon Jacob q.v. during His encounter with him at Peniel. Jacob had refused to let Him go until he had given him a blessing, and so God granted him the new title of Yiśrā’ēl, stating that he had persistently
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.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
ISRAEL (Heb. yiśrā’ēl, ‘God strives’). 1. The new name given to Jacob after his night of wrestling at Penuel: ‘Your name’, said his supernatural antagonist, ‘shall no more be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven [śārîṯā, from śārâ, ‘strive’] with God and with men, and have prevailed’ (Gn.
JACOB. It is fitting that almost a quarter of the book of Genesis should be devoted to the biography of Jacob, the father of the chosen people. Written documents of the 2nd millennium bc have provided extensive material corroborating the background to the stories of Gn. 26–50. While this does not prove
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jacob (Heb. yaʿăqōḇ)The younger son of Isaac and Rebekah, so named because he was born grasping the heel (Heb. ʿāqēḇ) of his older brother (Gen. 25:26). This folk etymology (the historical etymology is probably “May [God] protect”) indicates Jacob’s character as one who strives to overcome others,
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
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 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
See also
Isaac Father
Laban Father-In-Law
Rebekah Mother
Esau Brother
Rachel Wife
Leah Wife
Bilhah Wife
Zilpah Wife
Joseph Son
Judah Son
Reuben Son
Benjamin Son
Levi Son
Gad Son
Simeon Son
Asher Son
Zebulun Son
Issachar Son
Naphtali Son
Dan Son
Dinah Daughter
Asenath Daughter-In-Law
Bath-shua Daughter-In-Law
Abraham Grandfather
Rachel Cousin
Sarah Grandmother
Laban Uncle
Ishmael Uncle
Leah Cousin
Manasseh Grandson
Ephraim Grandson
Zerah Grandson
Perez Grandson
Jochebed Granddaughter
Merari Grandson
Kohath Grandson
Er Grandson
Gershon Grandson
Onan Grandson
Shelah Grandson
Saul Grandson
Carmi Grandson
Hezron Grandson
Jamin Grandson
Jachin Grandson
Nemuel Grandson
Pallu Grandson
Bethuel Grandfather
Zohar Grandson
Bela Grandson
Basemath Cousin
Beriah Grandson
Tola Grandson
Ishvi Grandson
Imnah Grandson
Shillem Grandson
Guni Grandson
Enoch Grandson
Jashub Grandson
Puvah Grandson
Elon Grandson
Huppim Grandson
Shimron Grandson
Ashbel Grandson
Hushim Grandson
Eliphaz Nephew
Ohad Grandson
Korah Nephew
Jezer Grandson
Eri Grandson
Areli Grandson
Jahzeel Grandson
Shuni Grandson
Haggi Grandson
Sered Grandson
Jeush Nephew
Ahiram Grandson
Serah Granddaughter
Gera Grandson
Midian Uncle
Shobal Grandson
Ezbon Grandson
Becher Grandson
Jalam Nephew
Reuel Nephew
Ishvah Grandson
Mahalath Cousin
Rosh Grandson
Ard Grandson
Ziphion Grandson
Muppim Grandson
Shuah Uncle
Jahleel Grandson
Family of Jacob Relative
Jokshan Uncle
Zimran Uncle
Ehi Grandson
Arodi Grandson
Medan Uncle
Ishbak Uncle
Dedan Cousin
Hadad Cousin
Ozni Grandson
Wife of Bethuel Grandmother
Zephon Grandson
Eliab Grandson
Mishma Cousin
Mibsam Cousin
Nebaioth Cousin
Jediael Grandson
Kedar Cousin
Dumah Cousin
Tema Cousin
Massa Cousin
Ephah Cousin
Epher Cousin
Jarib Grandson
Jetur Cousin
Naphish Cousin
Sheba Cousin
Adbeel Cousin
Kedemah Cousin
Enoch Cousin
Rapha Grandson
Nohah Grandson
Abida Cousin
Bohan Grandson
Aharah Grandson
Eldaah Cousin