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15 Unique Biblical Facts about Jacob

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Jacob

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Jacob, with verse and Description

15 Unique Biblical Facts about Jacob

  1. Jacob was the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the grandson of Abraham and Sarah (Genesis 25:21).
  2. He was born holding his twin brother Esau’s heel (Genesis 25:26).
  3. He was the father of the twelve tribes of Israel (Genesis 35:22-26).
  4. He was the first person to receive a new name from God, being renamed Israel (Genesis 32:28).
  5. Jacob wrestled with an angel of the Lord and received a blessing from him (Genesis 32:24-30).
  6. He tricked his brother Esau out of his birthright (Genesis 25:29-34).
  7. He worked for his uncle Laban for seven years, only to be tricked into marrying his cousin Rachel (Genesis 29:15-30).
  8. He wrestled with the angel again at Peniel, where he received another blessing (Genesis 32:24-30).
  9. He built an altar at Bethel after he had a dream of angels ascending and descending a ladder (Genesis 28:10-19).
  10. He was reunited with his brother Esau after twenty years of estrangement (Genesis 33:1-4).
  11. He experienced a vision of God (Genesis 32:24-30).
  12. His descendants formed the nation of Israel (Genesis 46:8).
  13. He was the ancestor of Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus (Matthew 1:2).
  14. He is considered one of the three Patriarchs of the Jewish faith, along with Abraham and Isaac (Genesis 25:19-21).
  15. He is mentioned over 170 times in the Bible, more than any other person in the Old Testament (Genesis 25:21-26).

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