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Reuben
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Reuben, Son of Jacob
Reuben, Son of Jacob (רְאוּבֵן‎, re'uven, Ρουβην, Roubēn). The firstborn son of Jacob (through Leah); ancestor of the tribe of Reuben.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Reuben (Person)
REUBEN (PERSON) [Heb rĕʾûbēn (רְאוּבֵן)]. REUBENITE. Firstborn son of Jacob and Leah (Gen 29:31–32; 49:3) and eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Reuben. A number of meanings for the name have been suggested from Arabic, such as “substitute (for another child)” (from Ar rʾb, “to restore”) or “chief” (Ar
Hanoch (Person)
HANOCH (PERSON) [Heb ḥănōk (חֲנֹך‎); ḥănôk (חֲנֹוך)]. HANOCHITES. 1. Third son of Midian (Gen 25:4). For the meaning of the name, see ENOCH, which shares the same Heb spelling (ḥănôk). As with the other offspring of Keturah and Abraham, this “grandson’s” name may have been related to an Arabian
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Reuben (Person)
Reuben (Person). Eldest son of Jacob and Leah (Gn 29:32; 46:8) and forefather of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Reuben was involved in the mandrake incident (30:14) and had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father’s concubine (35:22). But he emerges into full adulthood as one of the more honorable of
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reuben
Reuben roo̅ʹbən [Heb. reʾûbēn]. The eldest son of Jacob, born to him by Leah in Paddan-aram (Gen. 29:32; 35:23, 26; 46:8f.; Ex. 1:2; 1 Ch. 2:1); and the tribe named for him. Gen. 29:32 seems to suggest two derivations of the name. In the MT it means “behold a son,” but the reason given for so calling
Hanoch (son of Reuben)
2. The eldest son of Reuben (Gen. 46:9; Ex. 6:14; 1 Ch. 5:3). His descendants were known as “Hanochites” (Nu. 26:5, NEB “Enochites”).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Reuben (Person)
REUBEN (Person) Eldest son of Jacob and Leah (Gn 29:32; 46:8) and forefather of one of the 12 tribes of Israel. Reuben was involved in the mandrake incident (30:14) and had sexual relations with Bilhah, his father’s concubine (35:22). But he emerges into full adulthood as one of the more honorable of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hanoch
Hanoch (hay´nok).1 The son of Midian and grandson of Keturah and Abraham (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chron. 1:33).2 The son of Reuben who went with Jacob to Egypt (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14).3 The head of the Hanochites, who left Egypt with Moses (Num. 26:5).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Reuben
REUBEN1. The oldest son of Jacob by his wife Leah (Gen 29:31–32; 35:23; 46:8; 1 Chr 2:1; 5:1). Reuben had four sons, Hanoch, Phallu, Hezron, and Carmi (Gen 46:8–9; Ex 6:14; 1 Chr 5:3).Reuben lived under the cloud of his gross sin of lying with Bilhah, his father’s concubine (Gen 35:22). Many of his
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Reuben
REUBEN (MT re’ûḇēn; lxx Roubēn; Pesh. Roubîl; Jos. Roubēlos; Arab. Ra’ûbîn; Lat. Rubin). 1. The first-born of Jacob by Leah (Gn. 29:32), whose choice of name is connected with the phrase, ‘the Lord has looked upon my affliction’ (Heb. rā’âbe‘onyî). That this meaning was attached to the
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Reuben
Reuben (Heb. rĕʾûḇēn)The first son born of Leah and Jacob and the eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Reuben. In Gen. 29:31–32 his name is given a symbolic explanation connected to the events surrounding his birth. Leah was blessed by God and conceived because she was not loved by her husband, Jacob.
Hanoch
Hanoch (Heb. ḥănôḵ)1. A son of Midian and grandson of Abraham and Keturah (Gen. 25:4; 1 Chr. 1:33).2. The oldest son of Reuben, Jacob’s oldest son (Gen. 46:9; Exod. 6:14; 1 Chr. 5:3). His descendants became the family of the Hanochites (Num. 26:5; Heb. haḥănōḵɩ̂).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Reuben
Reuben [rōōˊbən] (Heb. re˒ûḇēn “See, a son”). The firstborn of the twelve sons of Jacob and four sons of Leah (Gen. 29:31–32; 49:3), and the Israelite tribe descended from Reuben.Reuben saved his brother Joseph’s life by convincing the other brothers not to kill him, suggesting instead that they
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Reuben
REUBEN The firstborn son of Jacob and Leah (Gen 35:23; 46:8; 49:3) and the ancestor of the tribe of Reuben. His name—which means “see, a son”—is derived from the circumstances of his birth: “The Lord has seen my [Leah’s] affliction” (Gen 29:31–32). Reuben is most remembered for having sexual relations
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Reuben
Reu´ben (behold a son), Jacob’s first-born child, Gen. 29:32, the son of Leah. (b.c. 1753.) The notices of the patriarch Reuben give, on the whole, a favorable view of his disposition. To him and him alone the preservation of Joseph’s life appears to have been due, and afterward he becomes responsible
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Jacob Father
Leah Mother
Joseph Brother
Judah Brother
Benjamin Brother
Levi Brother
Gad Brother
Simeon Brother
Asher Brother
Zebulun Brother
Issachar Brother
Naphtali Brother
Dan Brother
Dinah Brother
Jacob’s Son Brother
Carmi Son
Hezron Son
Pallu Son
Enoch Son
Eliab Son
Bohan Son
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Esau Uncle
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Rachel Aunt
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Ehi Nephew
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Ozni Nephew
Zephon Nephew
Jediael Nephew
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