January 12, 2020 Theophanies: Jacob

Abraham and Sarah had miracle baby in their old age and his name was Isaac. Isaac grew up and married Rebecca, and they had twins named Esau and Jacob. Esau was born first, but Jacob was born immediately after, as he held on to his brother’s heel. The name Jacob means “heel grabber” in Hebrew. “Heel grabber” would describe his antagonistic personality. Jacob and his brother Esau had a contentious relationship that culminated in Jacob stealing the birthright from their elderly and blind father Isaac.

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