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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Jacob (2)

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(עצקב , ya‛ăḳōbh ; Ἰακώβ , Iakō̇b ):

(1) The patriarch (see preceding article).

(2) The father of Joseph the husband of Mary (Matthew 1:15 , Matthew 1:16 ).

(3) Patronymic denoting the Israelites (Isaiah 10:21; Isaiah 14:1; Jeremiah 10:16 ).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Jacob (2)'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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