Jacob, who was renamed Israel

The following is a listing of facts included in Bible stories about Jacob.  Teach the children in your class about People of the Bible by using these facts in a Bible Drill or to play a game of Who Am I?.  Go to People of the Bible for facts about other people.

You can read about me in the book of Genesis.

My parents were Isaac and Rebekah.  Genesis 25:26.

I had a twin brother named Esau who was the first son to be born in our family.  Genesis 25:26.

I bought my brother's birthright of the first born for a bowl of stew.  Genesis 25:31-34.

I tricked my father so he would give the blessing of the first born to me instead of my brother Esau.  Genesis 27:1-30.

I went to live with Uncle Laban because my mother was afraid Esau would kill me after our father gave me the blessing of the firstborn.  Genesis 27:41-43.

My father told me not to marry a Canaanite woman.  Genesis 28:1.

I had a dream in which I saw a ladder reaching from earth to heaven with the angels of God ascending and descending on the ladder.  Genesis 28:10-12.

God told me that he would give me and my descendants the land on which I was lying, that I would have many descendents, and that he would be with me and watch over me wherever I go.  Genesis 28:13-16.

I told Laban I would work for him for seven years if I could marry his daughter.  Genesis 29:18.

I had twelve sons named Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher.  Genesis 35:22-26.

My sons became the heads of the twelve tribes of Israel.  Exodus 39:14.

I made Joseph a coat of many colors because I loved him more than any of my other sons.  Genesis 37:3.

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