also called Israel: Gen. 25:24-34
a son of Isaac, twin brother of Esau, and the father of the founders
of the twelve tribes
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Word origin of 'Jacob'LL(Ec) Jacobus < Gr Iakōbos < Heb Jaʼaqob, Jacob, lit., seizing by the heel of (cf. Gen. 25:26)