Jácob's ládder[Jácob's ládder]
1 ヤコブのはしご：ヤコブが夢にみた天に至るはしご〈《聖書》創世記28：12〉.2 《海事》縄ばしご.
A ladder that Jacob saw in a dream. After he had obtained his brother Esau's birthright and received his father's blessing, he had a vision of the angels of God ascending and descending a ladder that extended from Earth to heaven. God, who stood at the top of the ladder, promised to bless Jacob and his offspring and to bring his descendants into the Promised Land. (See Jacob and Esau.)
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