I was thinking about Jacobs role in bringing people to the island and now I am wondering if Jacob brought the others to the Island. I think that the others were the first ever group brought to the island, Richard included and some of them were chosen to stay on island and reproduce, in turn being the ancestors of the others we have seen on the show. I also think that like Richard others have been gifted by Jacob but they have been sent off island to help with his work. Illana comes to mind as well as Bram. I think they are from the original others from waaaay back when Richard came to the island first, because they obviously have knowledge of the island, are not Dharma IMO and are not a part of the current others, shown by Ben their most recent leader not knowing them or even appearing to have ever met them. What do you guys think?