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Tribe of Reuben
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Reuben, Tribe of
Reuben, Tribe of (מַטֶּה רְאוּבֵן‎, matteh re'uven). The descendants of Jacob and Leah’s firstborn son, Reuben (Exod 6:14).
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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
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
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Reuben
REU´BEN (rūʹben; “see a son”). The firstborn son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32), about 1952 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Reuben, Tribe of
Reuben, Tribe ofat the Exodus numbered 46,500 male adults, from twenty years old and upwards (Num. 1:20, 21), and at the close of the wilderness wanderings they numbered only 43,730 (26:7). This tribe united with that of Gad in asking permission to settle in the “land of Gilead,” “on the other side
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Reuben, Tribe of
REUBEN, TRIBE OF — the tribe whose ancestor was Reuben (Num. 1:5). During 430 years in Egypt, the descendants of Reuben increased from four sons to 46,500 men of war (Num. 1:20–21). In the wilderness the tribe of Reuben was represented in a conspiracy against Moses. As representatives of the tribe, Dathan
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
REUBEN
REUBEN<roo’-ben>, <ru’-ben> ([רְאוּבֵן‎, re’ubhen]; [Ῥουβήν, Rhouben]): The eldest son of Jacob, born to him by Leah in Paddan-aram (Genesis 29:32).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Reuben
Reuʹben [behold a son], the name of one of Jacob’s sons, of a Hebrew tribe and of the territory possessed by the tribe.1. Reuben was the eldest son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32). The most favorable fact in his personal history mentioned in Scripture is his successful effort to preserve his brother
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
Reuben
Reuben roo’bin (רְאוּבֵןH8017, “See! A son!”; gentilic רְאוּבֵנִיH8018 [always with def. article], “Reubenite”; Ῥουβήν G4857). Firstborn son of Jacob and Leah; the name is also applied to the Israelite tribe that descended from him. According to the biblical text, Jacob loved Rachel more than Leah,