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Lesson 2: Jacob II: Wrestling With God


Course: Jacob. Lesson #2 of 3

Series: God: The Jewish Image

Teacher: Rabbi Gedalia Meyer

26 Views | Published: June 24, 2015 | Revised: March 1, 2021

God: The Jewish Image. Jacob II: Wrestling With God   

One of the most mysterious scenes in the Bible takes place when Jacob is left alone one night on the far side of a river. He wrestles with a 'man' all night long, a battle which only ends with Jacob receiving the name 'Israel'. Who was this man and what was this battle? What is the meaning of this new name?

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