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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5160 heel
5160 heel

5160 heel

The heel as a vulnerable part of the body

Ge 3:15; Job 18:9

“Lifting up one’s heel” as a metaphor of betrayal

Ps 41:9; Jn 13:18

Jacob grasps Esau by the heel at birth

Ge 25:26 Jacob’s name means “he grasps the heel” which, figuratively, means “he deceives”; Hos 12:3

See also

5095Jacob, life
5151feet
5798betrayal
5865gestures
6145deceit

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