Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #03290 - יַעֲקֹב
Jacob = “heel holder” or “supplanter”
1) son of Isaac, grandson of Abraham, and father of the 12 patriarchs of the tribes of Israel
יַעֲקֹב (“taking hold of the heel, supplanter, layer of snares,” comp. Genesis 25:26, 27:36 Hosea 12:4), pr.n. Jacob, the younger of the twin sons of Isaac; also called Israel (יִשְׂרָאֵל); the ancestor of the nation of Israel, -Gen. 2550. אֱלֹהֵי יַעֲקֹב the God of Jacob, i.e. Jehovah, Isaiah 2:3; Psalms 20:2. בֵּית יַעֲקֹב and simply יַעֲקֹב the house or family of Jacob; poetically used of the people of Israel, i.q. יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל compare עֵשָׂו. Used of the land of Israel, Genesis 49:7 elsewhere used of the whole people regarded as one person, e.g. Isa 41:1-29, 43, 44, 45, etc.; rarely used of the kingdom of Ephraim, Hosea 12:3; Micah 1:5; Isaiah 17:4 or even, as also Israel is used in the later books, of the kingdom of Judah, Obadiah 1:18; Nahum 2:3.
the Third Week after Epiphany