The name Jaakobah occurs only once in the Bible, although this name is highly similar to the name Jacob (which should be pronounced as Jaacob; Jaakobah has all the qualities of being the feminine form of Jacob), and the name Akkub. Jaakobah is a family leader of the tribe of Simeon (1 Chronicles 4:36).
The name Jaacobah comes from the Hebrew verb (aqab) meaning to take by the heel or supplant. This verb doesn't occur in the Hebrew Bible, but the nouns that it was derived of do:
surrounding foes). The prophet Jeremiah uses this word as an adjective meaning insidious or deceitful (17:9); The prophet Hosea uses it to mean foot-tracked (6:8).
For a meaning of the name Jaakobah, NOBS Study Bible Name List reads Heel Catcher, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has A Heeler or Supplanter.
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