The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Jacob Read

The Presidents Code – President Pro Tempore Jacob Read

President Pro Tempore Jacob Read Federalist – 11/22/1797-12/12/1797
President Pro Tempore Jacob Read
Federalist – 11/22/1797-12/12/1797

Jacob Read’s name meaning is speaking of God giving Adam a helpmeet, Eve.

 

Jacob comes from the Hebrew word עקב ‘aqav’ which means to hold back or restrain as in the restraining of the heel when one takes a step forward. As with most Hebrew words, עקב ‘aqav,’ has both positive and negative connotations. The word can means subtlety and deception but it can also mean a reward (Psalm 19:11; 40:15; 70:3). In context with the storyline, this seems to point to Eve as a reward given to Adam (Genesis 2:18-22).

Read comes from an Old English surname which means red. אדם Adam’ in Hebrew literally means red.

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