1 An OT patriarch. He is the brother of Esau, the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the father of Dinah and of twelve sons, whose names are those of tribes. Jacob’s own name was changed to Israel (Gen 32:28; Gen 35:10). Like Abraham and Isaac, Jacob is the recipient of the divine promise of land and plentiful progeny (Gen 28:13-15). Divine manifestations are made to Jacob (Gen 28:10-22; Gen 32:3-22) despite the fact that he engages in deception (Gen 27). Jacob’s death and burial are described in (Gen 49:28-50:14). 2 The father of Joseph, the husband of Mary (Matt 1:15-16).
28Then the man said, “You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed.”
10God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.” So he was called Israel.
13And the Lord stood beside him and said, “I am the Lord, the God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and ... View more
Jacob's Dream at Bethel
10Jacob left Beer-sheba and went toward Haran.11He came to a certain place and stayed there for the night, because the sun had set. Taki ... View more
Jacob Sends Presents to Appease Esau
3Jacob sent messengers before him to his brother Esau in the land of Seir, the country of Edom,4instructing them, “Thus you ... View more
Isaac Blesses Jacob
1When Isaac was old and his eyes were dim so that he could not see, he called his elder son Esau and said to him, “My son”; and he answered, ... View more
28All these are the twelve tribes of Israel, and this is what their father said to them when he blessed them, blessing each one of them with a suitable blessing ... View more
15and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,16and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of w ... View more