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Reubenites
Dictionaries
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.
Reuben, Tribe of
Reuben, Tribe of (מַטֶּה רְאוּבֵן‎, matteh re'uven). The descendants of Jacob and Leah’s firstborn son, Reuben (Exod 6:14).
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
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
Reuben, Tribe of
Reuben, Tribe of. Tribe descended from Reuben, the eldest of Jacob’s sons (Gn 29:32). The tribe of Reuben usually receives the place of honor in lists of the tribes, being named first (Nm 13:4). Similarly, in lists of the two-and-a-half tribes residing east of Jordan, Reuben is always mentioned first
Reubenite
Reubenite. Descendant of Reuben, Jacob’s son (Nm 26:7; Jos 1:12).See Reuben, Tribe of.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reubenites
Reubenites roo̅ʹbən-īts [Heb. hāreʾûḇēnî; Gk. dé̄moi Rhoubēn]. Members of the tribe of Reuben (Nu. 26:7; Dt. 3:12, 16; 29:8 [MT 7]; Josh. 1:12; 12:6; etc.).
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
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
Reuben, Tribe of
REUBEN, TRIBE OF Tribe descended from Reuben, the eldest of Jacob’s sons (Gn 29:32). The tribe of Reuben usually receives the place of honor in lists of the tribes, being named first (Nm 13:4). Similarly, in lists of the two and a half tribes residing east of the Jordan, Reuben is always mentioned first
Reubenite
REUBENITE Descendant of Reuben, Jacob’s son (Nm 26:7; Jos 1:12). See Reuben, Tribe of.
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Reuben
Reuben (roo´bin; Heb., “look, a son!”).1 The firstborn son of Jacob by his wife Leah and the ancestor of the tribe that bears his name (Gen. 29:32; 35:23; 46:8; 49:2–3; Exod. 1:1–2; 6:14; Num. 26:5; 1 Chron. 2:1; 5:1, 3). According to Gen. 29:32, Leah named him at his birth, in hope that the birth of
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
Reubenite
REUBENITE. The tribe or family of Jacob’s eldest son (Num 26:7; 1 Chr 5:1–8; Deut 3:12). They settled E of the Jordan River (Josh 13:15–23). Their land was the southernmost of Israel’s inheritance in Transjordania, and was constantly menaced by adjacent peoples. The tribe played no important part in
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.
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