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Baby Name Jacob

Meaning of Jacob - What does the name Jacob means?
Gender: Boy Name
Origin: Biblical
Name Meaning: Derived from the Hebrew ya'aqob (seizing by the heel, supplanting). The name was borne by the younger twin brother of Esau. He purchased not only his brother's birthright but also the blessing that enabled one to invoke the power of God. Jacob was the husband of Leah and Rachel, and the father of twelve sons, who became the patriarchs of the twelve tribes of Israel. (Gen. 25-49)
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