Rashi in Parshas Bechukosai פרק כו פסוק מב says there are 5 places that Yaakov is spelled with a vav like this יעקוב & Eliyahu is spelled without a vav like this אליה.

The first full spelling of Yaakov that I know of is the above Pasuk. I know of one place where Eliyahu is spelled missing the vav. That is in מלאכי פרק ג פסוק כג. Where are the other 4 places in Tanach where Yaakov & Eliyahu are spelled differently than usual?

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Yaakov with a vav:

Leviticus (26:42), Jeremiah (30:18), (33:26), (46:27), (51:19).

Eliyahu without a vav:

II Kings (1:3), (1:4), (1:8), (1:12), Malachi (3:23).

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    Interesting how four of each are in the same sefer, with just one outlier. Coincidence?
    – DonielF
    May 21, 2017 at 16:01
  • No idea. I was wondering the same thing.
    – mevaqesh
    May 21, 2017 at 17:48

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