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What is the house of Jacob?


Isaiah 2:5

ESV - 5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the Lord.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that, in the Old Testament context in which Isaiah was speaking, the "house of Jacob" would be all those descended from Jacob through his twelve sons (the founders of the twelve tribes of Israel (which was the name given to Jacob by God (Genesis 32:28; Genesis 35:10)), and, by extension, anyone who chose to become a member of the Israelite nation.

Now that Christ has come, the "house of Jacob" would include all those who, by faith in Christ for their salvation, have become spiritual heirs of the promises made by God to Abraham and his offspring, including to Isaac, Jacob, and Jacob's sons (Romans 4).

November 19 2017 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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