noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Iacōb, from Hebrew Ya‘ăqōbh Date: before 12th century 1. a son of Isaac and Rebekah, the twin brother of Esau, and heir of God's promise of blessing to Abraham 2. the ancient Hebrew nation

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  • JACOB — (Heb. יַעֲקֹב ,יַעֲקוֹב), younger twin son of isaac and rebekah , third of the patriarchs of the people of Israel. His father was 60 years old at the time of Jacob s birth, which occurred after 20 years of childless marriage (Gen. 25:20, 26).… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jacob — o Ya akov, en hebreo יַעֲקֹב sostenido por el talón o en árabe يعقوب Yaʿqūb, conocido despues como Israel hebreo יִשְׂרָאֵל Principe de Dios , árabe اسرائيل Isrāʾīl) es uno de los patriarcas de la Biblia. Su historia es contada en el libro de… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • JACOB — Nom du patriarche qui, dans la tradition biblique définitivement sertie (l’unité religieuse et l’unité politique s’étant de concert façonnées, les douze tribus vénèrent ce personnage comme leur père commun), est présenté comme l’ancêtre éponyme… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jacob — • The son of Isaac and Rebecca, third great patriarch of the chosen people, and the immediate ancestor of the twelve tribes of Israel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Jacob     Jacob …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Jacob — (Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב, Standard ), Judah (), Naphtali (), Issachar (), and Benjamin (), this is seen as a foreshadowing of the blessings Christians believe resulted from Jesus death on the cross.IslamIn Arabic, Jacob is known as Yakub . He is revered… …   Wikipedia

  • Jacob — ist ein männlicher Vorname, siehe Jacob (Vorname) ein Familienname; siehe Jacob (Familienname) der tropische Wirbelsturm Jacob siehe auch: Jacob Sisters, deutsches Gesangsquartett Jacobs Zimmer, Virginia Woolf Der Wahre Jacob, Zeitschrift Jacob s …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Jacob — Ja cob, n. [Cf. F. Jacob. See 2d {Jack}.] A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven ( Gen. xxviii. 12); also called {Israel}. [1913 Webster] And Jacob said . . . with my staff… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jacob — m English (and Dutch) form of the biblical Hebrew name Yaakov. This was borne by perhaps the most important of all the patriarchs in the Book of Genesis. Jacob was the father of twelve sons, who gave their names to the twelve tribes of Israel. He …   First names dictionary

  • JACOB — (end of third–beginning of fourth century C.E.), Babylonian born amora. Jacob was a pupil of judah b. ezekiel , head of the academy of Pumbedita (Av. Zar. 28b, et al.). He transmitted teachings in the name of Hisda (Ber. 29b, et al.). He migrated …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jacob — Jācob, ein aus dem Hebräischen herstammender Taufnahme des männlichen Geschlechtes, welcher einen Unterdrücker bedeuten soll, und im gemeinen Leben in Jäkel, und in Niederdeutschland in Jaaks übergehet, wo das letztere auch einen seltsamen… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • Jacob — Jacob, Jacobs Le nom correspond indifféremment aux prénoms Jacques et Jacob, nom hébreu popularisé par le patriarche fils d Isaac. Mot à mot, il signifie il talonnera (ya aqov). On sait en effet que Jacob serait né en tenant son jumeau Esaü par… …   Noms de famille

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