Jacob was born in the year 2108. His father was Isaac. He fathered Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph and Benjamin. He went down to Egypt in the year 2238 at the age of 130. He died in the year 2255 at the age of 147. He was buried in the Cave of Macpelah.