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Subject: Re: Italian Pronunciation of Giacomo
Author: Gwenn   (Authenticated as Gwenn)
Date: September 2, 2005 at 3:11:21 PM
Reply to: Re: Italian Pronunciation of Giacomo by Christo
You wrote

> It would be interesting to me if these names (Jacob and James, Latin Iacob et Iacobus) are really the same in Hebrew. <

As far as I can tell there is no Hebrew James. Yaacov, and its variations, are Jacob.

I searched briefly and came to this discussion; I'm sure there are others as well: http://www.bibletexts.com/qa/qa138.htm

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