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Jacob

Jacob is derived from Late Latin Iacobus, from Greek Iakobos, from Hebrew Ya'aqov, the name of the Hebrew patriarch, Jacob son of Isaac. In a Christian context, the name Jacob - as James in English - is also associated with the apostles James, son of Zebedee who was the object of great veneration in the European Middle Ages, notably at Santiago de Compostela; James the Just, brother of Jesus, who led the original Christian community in Jerusalem; and James, son of Alphaeus.