A masculine name: dim. Jake, Jack; var. James; equiv. Fr. Jacques, It. Giácomo.
Origin of jacob
Late Latin Iacōbusfrom Greek Iakōbfrom Hebrew ya‘ăqōb(God) has protectedʕqb in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Late Latin Iacobus, from Ancient Greek Ἰάκωβος (Iakōbos), from Hebrewיעקב (ya'aqóbh; Modern: Yaakov, “Jacob”, literally “heel-grabber”), from עקב (‘aqev, “heel of the foot”). Cognate with James.
Jacob Sentence Examples
The occupants of Edom during practically the whole period of Biblical history were the Bedouin tribes which claimed 1 A curious etymological speculation connects the name with the story of Esau's begging for Jacob's pottage, Gen.
JULIUS JACOB HAYNAU (1786-1853), Austrian general, was the natural son of the landgrave - afterwards elector - of Hesse-Cassel, William IX.
LEVITES, or sons of Levi (son of Jacob by Leah), a sacred caste in ancient Israel, the guardians of the temple service at Jerusalem.'
When, in accordance with the usual methods of Hebrew genealogical history, the Levites are defined as the descendants of Levi, the third son of Jacob by Leah (Gen.
has practically justified Levi and Simeon from its standpoint of opposition to intermarriage, and in spite of Jacob's curse (Gen.