Definition of JACOB

noun : JACOB

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) French biochemist who (with Jacques Monod) studied regulatory processes in cells (born in 1920) ;

  • 2. (

    ) (Old Testament) son of Isaac; brother of Esau; father of the twelve patriarchs of Israel; Jacob wrestled with God and forced God to bless him, so God gave Jacob the new name of Israel (meaning `one who has been strong against God') ;

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