JACOB

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Biblical PN 1. Father of the Twelve Tribes (1 Nephi 5:14; 17:40; 2 Nephi 12:3=Isaiah 2:3; Alma 5:24; 3 Nephi 10:17; 20:22).
2. House/sons of, NEPHITES a remnant of (1 Nephi 20:1; 2 Nephi 12:5-6=Isaiah 2:5-6; 2 Nephi 18:17=Isaiah 8:17; Alma 46:23; 3 Nephi 5:24; 24:6=Malachi 3:6; 4 Nephi 1:49; Mormon 5:12).
Lehite PN 3. High Priest and Brother of NEPHI (1 Nephi 18:7-Alma 3:6).
4. Plates of (Jacob 3:14)
5. ZORAMITE leader of LAMANITE army against MORONI #1 (Alma 52:20-35).
6. Wicked king of JACOBUGATH (3 Nephi 7:9-9:9)
Lehite GN 7. City of (3 Nephi 9:8)

Etymology

The biblical and Book of Mormon PN JACOB is from the Hebrew yaʿăqōb, probably a shortened form (it lacks the theophoric element) that therefore could mean “may (God) protect.”[1] Genesis 25:26 plays off of the similar sounding Hebrew noun ʿāqēb, “heel,” and the Hebrew verb ʿāqab, “betray.” In Genesis 32:28 Jacob was renamed ISRAEL.

See ISRAEL, JACOBITES, and JACOBUGATH.

Variants

Deseret Alphabet: 𐐖𐐁𐐗𐐊𐐒 (dʒeɪkʌb)

Notes


  1. HALOT.
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