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ON THE COVER: Jacob wrestles with the angel. As dawn breaks he is told, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel; for you have struggled with God and with men and have prevailed” (Genesis 32:38). In Marc Chagall’s “Jacob’s Struggle with the Angel,” three other episodes in the Jacob cycle are also portrayed—Jacob’s meeting with Rachel at the well, upper left; Joseph attacked and thrown into the pit by his brothers, center right; and Jacob weeping over the bloodstained coat of Joseph, lower right.

This issue of Bible Review examines the Jacob stories from a number of perspectives.