• Born date: n.a.
  • Born in: Canaan
  • Death in: Ancient Egypt

Jacob (/ˈdʒeɪkəb/; Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב Standard Yaʿakov, Tiberian About this sound Yaʿăqōḇ ; Septuagint Greek: Ἰακώβ Iakōb; Syriac: ܝܥܩܘܒ Yah'qub; Arabic: يَعْقُوب‎ Yaʿqūb; "heel" or "leg-puller"), also later known as Israel (Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל, Standard Yisraʾel, Tiberian Yiśrāʾēl, "persevere with God"; Septuagint Greek: Ἰσραήλ Israēl; Syriac: ܝܤܪܝܠ Is'rayil; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل‎ Isrāʼīl), as described in the Hebrew Bible, the Talmud, the New Testament, the Qur'an and Baha'i scripture was the third patriarch of the Hebrew people with whom God made a covenant, and ancestor of the tribes of Israel, which were named after his descendants.In the Hebrew Bible, he is the son of Isaac and Rebekah, the grandson of Abraham, Sarah and of Bethuel, and the younger twin brother of Esau.