Jacob's faith story is found in the Old Testament book of Genesis, chapters 25-35 and 48-49. He was given the name Jacob because when he was born, he came out of his mother's womb with his hand grasping the heel of his twin brother, Esau. This was the right name for Jacob for another reason. He carries with it the idea that he will do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He was someone who took things into his own hands, which added a great deal of challenge to his life with God.