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n. male first name; family name; (Biblical) third Old Testament patriarch, son of Isaac, father of the 12 tribes of Israel (also called Israel)
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Jacob (; Standard , Tiberian ; Septuagint ; ; "heel" or "leg-puller"), also later known as Israel (, Standard , Tiberian ; Septuagint ; ; "persevere with God"), as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament and the Qur'an was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants.
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1. French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920)
(synonym) Francois Jacob
2. (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')
(classification) Old Testament
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n. (Biblical) Jacob, third Old Testament patriarch, son of Isaac, father of the 12 tribes of Israel (also called Israel); male first name
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n. Jacob, male first name (Biblical); third Old Testament patriarch, son of Isaac, father of the 12 tribes of Israel (also called Israel), Yaacov
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