🔼The name Jaakobah: Summary
- Heel Catcher, Supplanter
- From the verb עקב (aqab), to take by the heel or supplant.
🔼The name Jaakobah in the Bible
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).
🔼Etymology of the name Jaakobah
The name Jaakobah comes from the Hebrew verb עקב (aqab) meaning to take by the heel or supplant:
The noun עקב ('aqeb) means heel or rear, but may describe anything lowest, last or sequentially coming. Verb עקב ('abaq) means to follow at the heel or supplant. Adjective עקב ('aqeb) means overreacher; adjective עקב ('aqob), insidious or deceitful; adjective עקב ('aqob), tricky or treacherous (of terrain). Noun עקבה ('aqeba) means deceitfulness and noun עקב ('eqeb), consequence.
For a meaning of the name Jaakobah, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Heel Catcher, and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names has A Heeler or Supplanter.