||His brother then emerged, and his hand was grasping Esau's heel. [Isaac] named him Jacob. Isaac was 60 years old when [Rebecca] gave birth to them.
Ve'acharey-chen yatsa achiv veyado ochezet ba'akev Esav vayikra shmo Ya'akov veYitschak ben-shishim shanah beledet otam.
(cf. Rashi; Yerushalmi, Berakhoth 1:6). According to others, it was God who named him (Rashi).
Yaakov in Hebrew, literally 'he will heel,' because he was grasping Esau's heel. See Genesis 27:36. Also see Hosea 12:4.
|60 years old|
Jacob and Esau were therefore born in the year 2108.