As you may or may not know, in my opinion, rehabilitating Jacob is really important to getting a better grasp of the message of the Bible. See for example:
Also, Mike Mason at the SAET blog has begun a series on Jacob that I comment to you. So far there are three entries:
Jacob is not supposed to be a negative example. And, in my opinion, a church culture that judges him will tend to be attracted to self-righteousness and elitism. I have no idea which is cause and which effect.
But we should stop being “friends” to Jacob on the level of the ones that tried to “comfort” Job.