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Entry for Strong's #2384 - Ἰακώβ

Word Origin
of Hebrew origin (03290)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
Jacob = "heel-catcher or supplanter"
  1. was the second son of Isaac
  2. the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (27) NAS (27) HCS (27)
Matthew 5
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 3
Acts 7
Romans 2
Hebrews 3
Matthew 5
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 3
Acts 7
Romans 2
Hebrews 3
Matthew 6
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 3
Acts 8
Romans 2
Hebrews 3
N-PRI 27
N-PRI 26
N-PRI 27
N-GSM 12
N-PRI 29

Thayer's Expanded Definition

Ἰακώβ, (יַעֲקֹב (i. e. heel-catcher, supplanter)), Jacob;

1. the second of Isaac's sons: Matthew 1:2; Matthew 8:11; John 4:5; Acts 7:8; Romans 9:13, etc. Hebraistically equivalent to the descendants of Jacob: Romans 11:26 (Numbers 23:7; Isaiah 41:8; Jer. (Hebrew text) ; Sir. 23:12; 1 Macc. 3:7, and often).

2. the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary the mother of the Saviour: Matthew 1:15f.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

Ἰακώβ , ,


(Heb. H3290),


1. The patriarch: Matthew 1:2; Matthew 8:11, John 4:5-6, Acts 7:8, al,; as in Heb. (cf. Numbers 23:7, Isaiah 41:8, Sirach 23:12, al.), of his descendants, Romans 11:26 (LXX).

2. The father-in-law of Mary: Matthew 1:15-16 (on the form as distinct from that of the next word, v. Deiss., BS, 3161).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The appeal to the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob (cf. Mark 12:26) is very common in the magic papyri, e.g, P Par 574.1231 f. (iii/A.D.) (= Selections, p. 113 f.) χαῖρε φνουθι ν Ἁβραάμ · χαῖρε πνουτε ν Ἰ. . .σάκ · χαῖρε πνουτε ν Ἰ. . .ακώβ, ";hail, spirit of Abraham"; : see further Deissmann BS p. 282, where Orig. c. Cels. v. 45 is quoted to the effect that these Hebrew names had to be left untranslated in the adjurations if the power of the incantation was not to be lost, and ib. p. 316 on the tendency of the early Christians to prefer the ";Biblical"; form Ἰακώβ to the Graecized Ἰάκωβος. Cf. also the sepulchral inscr. Preisigke 2034.13 ἀνάπαυσον τὴν ψυχὴν τοῖς δούλοις σου πιστὰ ἐν κόλποις Αβρὰμ καὶ Ἰσὰκ καὶ Ἰακώβ. For the spelling Ἰακούβ see Wünsch AF 3.2 (Imperial age).


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
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Ιακωβ Ἰακώβ Ἰακὼβ Iakob Iakōb Iakṓb Iakṑb
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