Israel is Prophet Ya`qub (Jacob) : Tafseer Ibn Katheer

Source: Tafseer Ibn Katheer from SuratAl BaqaraIsrael is Prophet Ya`qub, for Abu Dawud At-Tayalisi recorded that `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas said, “A group of Jews came to the Prophet and he said to them,(Do you know that Israel is Jacob) They said, “Yes, by Allah.” He said,

(O Allah! Be witness.)”

At-Tabari recorded that `Abdullah Ibn `Abbas said that `Israel’ means, `the servant of Allah.’