"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day." Genesis 32:24 KJV

Jacob Wrestling with the Angel

"And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day." Genesis…

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg, in Germany." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

John Jacob Astor

"This enterprising merchant, founder of the American Fur Company, was born in a village near Heidelberg,…

"Jacobs evaporator consists of a plain rectangular shallow pan of any convenient length and width, made with a sheet metal bottom and wooden sides. The side pieces are grooved or notched on the inner faces to receive thin board partitions or divisions, extending from side to side, and separating the pan into any convenient number of compartments. These partitions rest loosely upon the bottom, allowing the juice to flow under from one division to the other, while the scum which rises to the surface as the juice moves slowly along, is held back The division boards fit loosely in the grooves in the sides, and may be changed or removed at pleasure." -Commissioner, 1865

Jacobs Pan

"Jacobs evaporator consists of a plain rectangular shallow pan of any convenient length and width, made…

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Full Plate Armor

"Suit by Jacob Topf, nearly complete; the gorget does not belong to it." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

"And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as the smell of a field which the LORD hath blessed:" Genesis 27:27 KJV

Isaac Blessing Jacob

"And he came near, and kissed him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and blessed him, and said,…

"And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. And Leah's eyes were tender. But Rachel was beautiful and well favored. And Jacob loved Rachel. And he said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man. Abide with me. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel. And they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her." Genesis 29:16-20 ASV
<p>This painting by Claude Gelle Le Lorrain is one of the most important works from the middle period of his career. It can be found over Lord Leconfield's seat at Petworth.

Jacob Bargaining with Laban for Rachel

"And Laban had two daughters. The name of the elder was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel.…

"And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother." Genesis 29:10KJV

Jacob Meeting Rachel

"And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep…

"And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And he divided the children unto Leah, and unto Rachel, and unto the two handmaids." Genesis 33:1 KJV

The Meeting of Jacob and Esau

"And Jacob lifted up his eyes, and looked, and, behold, Esau came, and with him four hundred men. And…

A perennial plant that is usually blue and erect, with oval petals. It is commonly found in the temperate regions of Europe.

Jacob's Ladder

A perennial plant that is usually blue and erect, with oval petals. It is commonly found in the temperate…

"And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt," Genesis 50:7 KJV

The Sons of Jacob Burying Their Father

"And Joseph went up to bury his father: and with him went up all the servants of Pharaoh, the elders…

"And Lana said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought? tell me, what shall thy wages be?" Genesis 29:15 KJV

Laban Hiring Jacob

"And Lana said unto Jacob, Because thou art my brother, shouldest thou therefore serve me for nought?…