Jacob wrestling with the angel  

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Jacob Wrestling with the Angel is a biblical story commonly depicted in art. The story appears in chapter 32 of Genesis, and chapter 12 of the Book of Hosea. Depending on the source text, the being with which Jacob wrestles is variously described as an angel, a man, or God; the being says his name is the same as where the fight takes place, which Jacob names Peniel or Penuel or Phanuel. The event occurs during Jacob's journey back to Canaan.


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