Definitions for "Jacob"
Keywords:  isaac, esau, patriarch, ya'akov, israel
A Hebrew patriarch (son of Isaac, and ancestor of the Jews), who in a vision saw a ladder reaching up to heaven (Gen. xxviii. 12); -- also called Israel.
Grandson of Sarah and Abraham, and second son of Isaac and Rebecca, he is remembered for having bought his brother's birthright. Also, Genesis reports that he and his mother tricked his father into giving the inheritance and the paternal blessing to him rather than to his elder brother, Esau. He fled the country and went to live with his uncle, Laban, and later married Laban's two daughters, Leah and Rachel.
(Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God')
A four horned, piebald or spotted sheep which grows a coarse wool ideal for making tweed. The colours of the kempy wool vary from dark brown to off-white and can be separated to spin solid colours or combined in the carding to produce a neutral mixture.
The Jacob sheep is a primitive multihorned sheep breed, patterned with black and white spots. Jacobs are grown for their wool, their meat, and their hides, but they make good pets as well. Currently Jacobs are listed as threatened by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy, which means the breed has "fewer than 1,000 annual registrations in the U.S. and estimated fewer than 5,000 global population."
Jacob (formally known as Boutique Jacob, Inc) is a Canadian affordable women's and girls' clothing store chain based out of Montreal, Quebec. Jacob stores, which number over 200, are all over Canada, usually in malls. Jacob opened its first US store (in Cambridge, Massachusetts) circa 2000.
Jacob is a German/Italian/American movie from 1994, based on the novel Giacobbe by Francesco Maria Nappi, which is in turn based on the Bible story about Jacob.
French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
Keywords:  yaqub, see
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