What does Jacob mean?

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ˈdʒeɪ kəbJa·cob

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jacob, Francois Jacob(noun)

    French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)

  2. Jacob(noun)

    (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')

Wiktionary

  1. Jacob(ProperNoun)

    One of the sons of Isaac and Rebecca, and twin brother of Esau; father of the Israelites.

  2. Jacob(ProperNoun)

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  3. Jacob(ProperNoun)

    A breed of multihorned sheep.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jacob(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Cf. F. Jacob. See 2d Jack.]

Freebase

  1. Jacob

    Jacob, also later known as Israel, as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament, the Qur'an and Baha'i scripture was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants. In the Hebrew Bible, he is the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel, and the younger twin brother of Esau. Jacob had twelve sons and at least one daughter, by his two wives, Leah and Rachel, and by their female handmaids Bilhah and Zilpah. The children named in Genesis were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, daughter Dinah, Joseph, and Benjamin. Before the birth of Benjamin, Jacob is renamed "Israel" by God. The name "Israel" can be translated as "God contended", but other meanings have also been suggested. Some commentators say the name comes from the verb śœarar, thereby making the name mean "God rules" or "God judges". Other possible meanings include "the prince of God" or "El fights/struggles".

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jacob

    a Hebrew patriarch, younger son of Isaac and Rebecca, the favourite of his mother, and had twelve sons, the fathers of the twelve tribes of Israel; his character and the story of his life are naïvely delineated in the book of Genesis.

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How to say Jacob in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jacob in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Jacob in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Jacob in a Sentence

  1. Zooey Deschanel:

    Jacob and I are over the moon, we are so excited to meet our little one.

  2. Bill Delvaux:

    No better story of renaming can be found in the Bible than the story of Jacob (Gen. 32:22-32)

  3. Patty Wetterling:

    All I can confirm is that Jacob has been found and our hearts are broken, i am not responding to any media yet as I have no words.

  4. Bucks County Judge Diane Gibbons:

    Evil attracts evil. Evil recognizes evil. And in Jacob Sullivan, you found one of your own, you like rape. You like murder. Thats a fact.

  5. Jacob Wallenberg:

    It sort of boils down to that we are not personally owners of this. We can not run into the squabble part, I have to go to a job and earn Jacob Wallenberg living, like everyone else.

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