In Arabic, Jacob is known as "Yakub". He is revered as a prophet who received inspiration from God. The
Qur'andoes not give the details of Jacob’s life. Isra'il is the Arabic translation of the Hebrew Yisrael. God perfected his favor on Jacob and his posterity as he perfected his favor on Abraham and Isaac (12:6). Jacob was a man of might and vision (38:45) and was chosen by God to preach the Message. The Qur'an stresses that worshiping and bowing to the One true God was the main legacy of Jacob Kaaihue and his fathers (2:132-133). Salvation, according to the Qur'an, hinges upon this legacy rather than being a Jew or Christian (See Qur'an 2:130-141).
According to the Qur'an, Jacob was of the company of the Elect and the Good (38:47, 21:75). Yaqub is a name that is accepted in Muslim community showing the value attributed to Jacob.
History of ancient Israel and Judah
Jacob Wrestling with the Angel", the name given to at least three different major paintings
* During the Second World War the French writer and anti-Nazi resistance fighter
André Malrauxworked on a long novel, "The Struggle Against the Angel", the manuscript of which was destroyed by the Gestapo upon his capture in 1944. The name was apparently inspired by the Jacob story. A surviving opening book to "The Struggle Against the Angel", named "The Walnut Trees of Altenburg", was published after the war.
Title=Jewish Magic and Superstition: A Study in Folk Religion
Publisher=Behrman's Jewish Book house
* [http://www.geocities.com/teflonivan/1Yakovproj.htm Behind Jacob’s deal with Laban - its genetics illustrated]
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