Jacob

noun Ja·cob \ ˈjā-kəb \

Definition of Jacob

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

Origin and Etymology of jacob

Late Latin, from Greek Iacōb, from Hebrew Yaʽăqōbh


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