Loading…

Looking to help your church and family stay connected to the Word while social distancing?
Check out our free church library, church online resources, and family resources.

Reu
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Reu, Son of Peleg
Reu, Son of Peleg (רְעוּ‎, re'u; Ῥαγαύ, Ragau). A descendant of Shem and son of Peleg (Gen 11:18–21; 1 Chr 1:25). Reu is listed in Luke’s genealogy of Jesus (Luke 3:35).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Reu (Person)
REU (PERSON) [Heb rĕʿû (רְעוּ)]. Son of Peleg when Peleg was thirty, father of Serug at thirty-two, Reu lived 239 years (Gen 11:18–21). Unlike many of the figures associated with Abram’s immediate family line, Reu cannot be identified with any geographic name in N Mesopotamia (Cassuto 1964: 252; Thompson
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Reu
Reu. Peleg’s son, the father of Serug, and a descendant of Shem (Gn 11:18–21; 1 Chr 1:25), listed in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (3:35, kjv Ragau).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reu
Reu rēʹū, roō [Heb. reʿû; Gk. Rhagau]; AV NT RAGAU. A descendant of Shem; son of Peleg and father of Serug (Gen. 11:18–21; 1 Ch. 1:25; Lk. 3:35).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Reu
REU Peleg’s son, the father of Serug, and a descendant of Shem (Gn 11:18–21; 1 Chr 1:25), listed in Luke’s genealogy of Christ (Lk 3:35). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Reu
Reu (ree´yoo), the son of Peleg; a descendant of Shem and an ancestor of Abraham (Gen. 11:18–21). He figures in the ancestry of Jesus through Joseph (Luke 3:35).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Reu
REU. A descendant of Shem; the son of Peleg and father of Serug (Gen 11:18–21; 1 Chr 1:25; Lk 3:35, RSV). After him. Mesopotamian tribe or its territory may have been named, for there is an island in the Euphrates with the Akkad. name of Ra>ilu.
Ragau
RAGAU. A name transliterated from the Gr. of Lk 3:35. It appears in a genealogy that is likely that of Mary, the mother of Jesus. The name should more properly be translated Reu as in the ASV, RSV, and Berkeley. Reu is obtained by a comparison of the context with Gen 11:18–20, which is a list of Shem’s
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Reu
Reu (Heb. rĕʿŝ; Gk. Rhagau)A son of Peleg, descendant of Shem, and ancestor of Abraham (Gen. 11:18–21; 1 Chr. 1:25) and Jesus (Luke 3:35).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Reu
Reu [rōō, rēˊū] (Heb. re˓û “friend” or a short form of Reuel; Gk. Rhagau). A son of Peleg, descendant of Shem, and ancestor of Abraham and Jesus (Gen. 11:18–21; 1 Chr. 1:25; Luke 3:35; KJV “Ragau”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Reu
REU A sixth-generation descendant of Shem after the Flood. He was the son of Peleg and the father of Serug, and he lived to the age of 239 (Gen 11:18–21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Reu
Re´u (friend), son of Peleg, in the line of Abraham’s ancestors. Gen. 11:18, 19, 20, 21; 1 Chron. 1:25. (b.c. about 2213.)
Ragau
Ra´gau, one of the ancestors of our Lord, son of Phalec. Luke 3:35. He is the same person with Reu, son of Peleg.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Reu
RE´U (reʹu; “friend”). The son of Peleg and father of Serug, in the ancestry of Abraham (Gen. 11:18–21; 1 Chron. 1:25; Luke 3:35; “Ragau,” KJV, Luke 3:35).
See also
Relatives
Peleg Father
Serug Son
Eber Grandfather
Nahor Grandson
Hadoram Cousin
Havilah Cousin
Jobab Cousin
Sheba Cousin
Obal Cousin
Joktan Uncle
Hazarmaveth Cousin
Uzal Cousin
Diklah Cousin
Jerah Cousin
Sheleph Cousin
Abimael Cousin
Ophir Cousin
Almodad Cousin