Did Jacob visit Desmond?

I was re-watching Catch 22 in Season 3. Desmond mentions that he joined the monastery because a man with a rope tied around his waist helped him out of the street. Since we had just seen the Abbott a few scenes earlier, everyone just assumed it was him. But is there any chance it was Jacob, or even his Nemesis, coming to Desmond and setting into motion the events that would bring him to the Island?

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