Reuel

Reuel [N] [H] [S]

friend of God.

  • A son of Esau and Bashemath ( Genesis 36:4 Genesis 36:10 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ).
  • "The priest of Midian," Moses' father-in-law (Ex 2:18)=Raguel ( Numbers 10:29 ). If he be identified with Jethro (q.v.), then this may be regarded as his proper name, and Jether or Jethro (i.e., "excellency") as his official title.
  • Numbers 2:14 , called also Deuel ( 1:14 ; 7:42 ).

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Reuel". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Reuel [N] [E] [S]

    the shepherd or friend of God
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

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    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
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    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Reuel'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    Reuel [N] [E] [H]

    (friend of God ) One of the sons of Esau, by his wife Bashemath, sister of Ishmael. ( Genesis 36:4 Genesis 36:10 Genesis 36:13 Genesis 36:17 ; 1 Chronicles 1:36 1 Chronicles 1:37 ) (B.C. about 1790.)

    1. One of the names of Moses father-in-law. ( Exodus 2:18 ) (B.C. 1530.)
    2. Father of Eliasaph, the leader of the tribe of Gad at the time of the census at Sinai. ( Numbers 2:14 ) (B.C. 1490.)
    3. A Benjamite, ancestor of Elah. ( 1 Chronicles 9:8 )

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

    Bibliography Information

    Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Reuel'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

    REUEL

    roo'-el (re`u'el, "God is his friend"; the Septuagint Rhagouel):

    (1) In the genealogical system Reuel is both a son of Esau by Basemath (Genesis 36:4,10,13,17; 1 Chronicles 1:35,37) and the father of the father-in-law of Moses, Hobab (Numbers 10:29). In the account of the marriage of Zipporah to Moses (Exodus 2:16-21) Jethro seems to be called Reuel (compare HOBAB). The various names of Jethro perplexed the Talmudists, too; some held that his real name was "Hobab," and that Reuel was his father. Reuel is probably a clan name (Gray, "Nu," ICC), and Hobab is a member of the clan ("son") of Reuel (Numbers 10:29, the King James Version reads "Raguel").

    (2) The father of Eliasaph, the prince of Gad (Numbers 2:14), called (by some copyist's mistake) "Deuel" in Numbers 1:14; 7:42,47; 10:20. The Septuagint has uniformly Rhagouel.

    (3) A Benjamite (1 Chronicles 9:8).

    Horace J. Wolf


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    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'REUEL'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.