Jacob is the eponymous auncestor o the Israelites. Accordin tae the Beuk o Genesis, Jacob (/ˈkəb/; Ebreu: יַעֲקֹבStandard Yaʿakov[1]) wis the third biblical patriarch wi whom God made a covenant.

Jacob
Rembrandt - Jacob Wrestling with the Angel - Google Art Project.jpg
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel bi Rembrandt
InfluencedTwelve Tribes o Israel as well as mony Jews, Christians an Muslims

In the Ebreu Bible, he is the son o Isaac an Rebekah, the grandson o Abraham, Sarah an o Bethuel, an the younger twin brither o Esau. Jacob haed twelve sons an at least ane dauchter, bi his twa wives, Leah an Rachel, an bi thair handmaidens Bilhah an Zilpah. The childer named in Genesis wur Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, dauchter Dinah, Joseph, an Benjamin.[2]

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  1. Tiberian  Yaʿăqōḇ ; Septuagint Greek: Ἰακώβ Iakōb; Syriac: ܝܥܩܘܒ Yah'qub; Arabic: يَعْقُوبYaʿqūb. See J. Wells, Longman pronunciation dictionary, 1990, p. 381, entry "Jacob".
  2. Enumerations o the twelve tribes vary. Because Jacob effectively adoptit twa o his grandsons bi Joseph an Asenath, namely Ephraim an Manasseh, the twa grandsons wur eften substitutit for the Tribe o Joseph, yieldin thirteen tribes, or twelve if Levi is set apart.