Jacob's Life Research Paper

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Jacob’s life began with a struggle. As a twin in the womb with Esau, he jostled for position and was born grasping his brother’s heel. Jacob’s name is translated as “he deceives”. When his mother, Rebekah, asked God during her pregnancy what was happening to her, God told her that there were two nations within her stomach who would become divided. One would be stronger than the other, and the older would serve the younger. Jacob is a very important character, Jacob, the grandson of Abraham, his character is full of interests. His name means Heel catcher or supplanter and the meaning of his name appears in his life. Jacob lived in Canaan and he was the son of Isaac and Rebecca. Jacob was they younger one of Esau, and was also his…show more content…
Even before they were born, they were struggling together in the womb of their mother. Esau became a fine hunter and loved to be out and about in the countryside while Jacob was more of a person who would want to stay home. He was the husband of two ladies, Leah and Rachel. Isaac, Jacob and Esaus's dad, was about 60 when they were both born. Jacob is a great example of the presence and conflict of the two natures within a believer. Jacob had twelve sons, Jacob's twelve sons were named Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, and Benjamin. Because of a severe drought in Canaan, Jacob and his sons moved to Egypt at the time when his son Joseph was King. Jacob is considered a patriarch of the Israelites. In Genesis it says Jacob was the third Hebrew originator with whom God made a covenant. Jacob is considered a patriarch of the Israelites. Both Jacob and Esau were fathers of nations. God changed Jacob’s name to Israel and he became the father of the 12 tribes of Israel. Esau’s descendants were the Edomites. Edom was a nation

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