Jacob, was the second son of Isaac and Rebekah. He was born with Esau, about 1837 B.C. He bought the birthright from his brother and deceived his father into giving him the blessing intended for Esau. For some time, he was separated from his brother and his family home. He married Rachel and Leah and had eleven sons and one daughter. God helped Jacob during difficult times in his life, and after a night of wrestling with God, his name was changed to Israel. He was reunited with his favorite and long lost son, Joseph, and lived in Egypt unti his death. His body was embalmed and then placed in cave of Machpelah in the land of Canaan.