A Year In Questions #5

"What is your name?" the man asked. A simple question ... but not for this man named Jacob. Jacob has wrestled with God. All night, he has fought a battle that will leave a permanent mark ... Jacob will limp the rest of his life. And then: "What is your name?" "Ya'kov," he answered. Jacob. A name which means "heel," and given to him, perhaps, because he came into the world holding on to the heel of his brother, Esau. The twin he would betray. Trick and deceive. The same name--Ya'kov--is found, notably recorded by Thutmose III as Ya'qob'el, which means "God will protect." And so God would ... and did. "What is your name?" the Man of God asked on that night by the shore of the Jabbok, repeatin

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