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Reuel (son of Esau)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Reuel, Son of Esau
Reuel, Son of Esau (רְעוּאֵל‎, re'u'el). Esau’s son through Basemath. The father of four sons (Gen 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Reuel (Person)
REUEL (PERSON) [Heb rĕʿūʾēl (רְעֻאֵל)]. Var. DEUEL. The name of various tribes and persons in the OT. Outside the OT, the name occurs in Edomite (Tell el-Kheleifeh Ostracon 6043, 1). Names consisting of rʿw- or rʿy- and a theophorous element are attested throughout NW Semitic and ancient Arabic (Weippert
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Reuel
Reuel. 1. Son of Esau by his wife Basemath (Gn 36:4, 10), and the father of four sons: Nahath, Serah, Shammah, and Mizzah (vv 13, 17).2. Priest of Midian who gave his daughter to Moses for a wife. He is perhaps the same person as #1 above, and identical to Jethro (Ex 2:18; cf. 3:1). He is also called
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Reuel
1. Son of Esau and Basemath (Gen. 36:4, 10; 1 Ch. 1:35); the father of four Edomite clan chiefs: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah (Gen. 36:13, 17; 1 Ch. 1:37).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Reuel
REUEL1. Son of Esau by his wife Basemath, and the father of four sons: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah (Gn 36:4, 10–17).2. Priest of Midian who gave his daughter to Moses for a wife. He is perhaps the same person as #1 above, and identical to Jethro (Ex 2:18; cf. 3:1). He is also called Raguel in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Reuel
Reuel (roo´uhl; Heb., “friend of God”).1 The son of Esau and Basemath, the daughter of Ishmael, whose descendants show Esau’s ties with Edom (Gen. 36).2 The priest of Midian and father of Hobab, who gave his daughter Zipporah in marriage to Moses (Exod. 2; Num. 10:29). He is probably to be identified
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Reuel
REUEL1. A descendant of Esau and of Ishmael (Gen 36:2–4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37); his genealogy points to an early close relationship between the Edomite and Arabian tribes.2 Moses’ father-in-law (Ex 2:18, 21), spelled Raquel in the KJV in Num 10:29 following the LXX; also called Jethro (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Reuel
REUEL (Heb. re‘û’ēl, Gk. raguel; the name appears to mean ‘friend of God’).1. A son of Esau (Gn. 36:4, 10, 17; 1 Ch. 1:35). 2. A Midianite priest, also called *Jethro, who received Moses when he fled from Egypt, and gave him his daughter Zipporah (Ex. 2:18; Nu. 10:29). 3. Father of Eliasaph of Gad,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Reuel
Reuel (Heb. rĕʿŝʾēl)1. A son of Keturah (Gen. 25:3 LXX).2. The son of Esau and Basemath who founded the Edomite clan consisting of the tribes of his sons Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah (Gen. 36:4, 10–17; 1 Chr. 1:35–37).3. The father-in-law of Moses and the father of Hobab (Exod. 2:18; Num.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Reuel
REUEL (Hebrew, “friend of God”) The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. A son of Esau (Gen 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37).2. Moses’s father-in-law (Exod 2:18; Num 10:29), and a Midianite priest, also called Jethro. He welcomed Moses when the lawgiver fled from Egypt and gave Moses his daughter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Reuel
Reu´el (friend of God), one of the sons of Esau, by his wife Bashemath, sister of Ishmael. Gen. 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chron. 1:35, 37. (b.c. about 1790.)2. One of the names of Moses’ father-in-law. Ex. 2:18. (b.c. 1530.)3. Father of Eliasaph, the leader of the tribe of Gad at the time of the census at
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Esau Father
Basemath Mother
Eliphaz Brother
Korah Brother
Jeush Brother
Jalam Brother
Zerah Son
Shammah Son
Nahath Son
Mizzah Son
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Joseph Cousin
Isaac Grandfather
Judah Cousin
Reuben Cousin
Benjamin Cousin
Levi Cousin
Gad Cousin
Simeon Cousin
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Rebekah Grandmother
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Dan Cousin
Ishmael Grandfather
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Amalek Nephew
Mahalath Aunt
Jacob’s Son Cousin
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Timna Nephew
Korah Nephew
Hadad Uncle
Gatam Nephew
Teman Nephew
Mishma Uncle
Mibsam Uncle
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