Character Study on Reuel

Character Study on Reuel

Genesis 36: And Adah bare to Esau Eliphaz; and Bashemath bare Reuel;
Genesis 36: These are the names of Esau's sons; Eliphaz the son of Adah the wife of Esau, Reuel the son of Bashemath the wife of Esau.
Genesis 36: And these are the sons of Reuel; Nahath, and Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah: these were the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
Genesis 36: And these are the sons of Reuel Esau's son; duke Nahath, duke Zerah, duke Shammah, duke Mizzah: these are the dukes that came of Reuel in the land of Edom; these are the sons of Bashemath Esau's wife.
Exodus 2: And when they came to Reuel their father, he said, How is it that ye are come so soon to day?
Numbers 2: Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.
1 Chronicles 1: The sons of Esau; Eliphaz, Reuel, and Jeush, and Jaalam, and Korah.
1 Chronicles 1: The sons of Reuel; Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah.
1 Chronicles 9: And Ibneiah the son of Jeroham, and Elah the son of Uzzi, the son of Michri, and Meshullam the son of Shephathiah, the son of Reuel, the son of Ibnijah;

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Reuel
Friend of God.
A son of Esau and Bashemath (Genesis 36:4,10 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35 ).

"The priest of Midian," Moses' father-in-law (Exodus 2:18 )=Raguel (Numbers 10:29 ). If he be identified with Jethro (q.v.), then this may be regarded as his proper name, and Jether or Jethro (i.e., "excellency") as his official title.

Numbers 2:14 , called also Deuel (1:14; 7:42).
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Reuel

1. Genesis 36:4; Genesis 36:10; Genesis 36:13; Genesis 36:17.

2. The father-in-law of Moses, Zipporah's father (Exodus 2:18). (See HOBAB.)

3. Numbers 2:14. DEUEL in Numbers 1:14; Numbers 7:42.

4. 1 Chronicles 9:8.

The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Reuel
Son of Esau, (Genesis 36:4) The name is from Reuah, friend—and El, God.

Hitchcock's Bible Names - Reuel
The shepherd or friend of God
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Reuel
REUEL . 1 . A son of Esau ( Genesis 36:4 ; Genesis 36:10 ; Genesis 36:13 ; Genesis 36:17 , 1 Chronicles 1:35 ; 1 Chronicles 1:37 ). 2 . Exodus 2:18 , Numbers 10:29 (AV [Note: Authorized Version.] in the latter Raguel ). See Hobab and Jethro. 3 . The father of Eliasaph ( Numbers 2:14 ; called [probably by mistaking r for d ] Deuel in Numbers 1:14 ; Numbers 7:42 ; Numbers 7:47 ; Numbers 10:20 ). 4 . A Benjamite ( 1 Chronicles 9:8 ).

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Reuel
1. Son of Esau by his wife Bashemath. Genesis 36:4,10,13,17 ; 1 Chronicles 1:35,37 .

2. Priest of Midian and father or grandfather of Zipporah, Moses' wife. Exodus 2:18 . Called RAGUEL in Numbers 10:29 . See JETHRO.

3. Father of Eliasaph, the captain or prince of Gad. Numbers 2:14 . Called DEUEL in Numbers 1:14 , etc.

4. Son of Ibnijah, a Benjamite. 1 Chronicles 9:8 .

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Ibnijah - Father of Reuel, a Benjamite
Deuel - Numbers 2:14 identifies Eliasaph's father as Reuel. Deuel and Reuel may be alternative forms of the same name, probably representing a copyist's misreading of Hebrew “d” and “r,” which are quite similar
Raguel - (ray' gyoo' ehl) KJV alternate form of Reuel (Numbers 10:29 )
Hobab - Jethro (Exodus 3:1 ; Exodus 18:2 ) and Reuel (Exodus 2:16 ) are also given as names for the father-in-law of the great lawgiver. Others say Reuel and Jethro were different names for the same person, while Hobab was the son of Reuel or Raguel (Numbers 10:29 ) and thus the brother-in-law of Moses. See Moses ; Jethro ; Reuel
Shephathiah - Son of Reuel, a Benjamite
Mizzah - Despair, one of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau (Genesis 36:13,17 )
Mizzah - Son of Reuel and a duke of Edom
Miz'Zah - (fear ), son of Reuel and grandson of Esau
Raguel - See Reuel, 2
Raguel - Friend of God, (Numbers 10:29 )=Reuel (q
Deuel - Numbers 1:14; Numbers 7:42; in Numbers 3:14 Reuel, the Hebrew letter Resh ( ר ) closely resembling the Hebrew letter Daleth ( ד )
Jethro - "Reuel"), Numbers 10:29, and Reuel, Exodus 2:18, and was probably known by either name, while Jethro was his official title
Deuel - Father of Eliasaph, prince of Gad ( Numbers 1:14 ; Numbers 7:42 ; Numbers 7:47 ; Numbers 10:20 ) = Reuel , Numbers 2:14 (perhaps the original name)
Nahath - Son of Reuel, a son of Esau
Nahath -
One of the four sons of Reuel, the son of Esau (Genesis 36:13,17 )
Eliasaph - Son of Deuel, or Reuel: a chief man of the tribe of Gad
Hobab - The son of Raguel or Reuel, Numbers 10:29 . According to one supposition he was the same as Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, Zipporah being called the daughter of Reuel as one of his descendants
na'Hath -
One of the "dukes" of Edom, eldest son of Reuel the son of Esau
Zip'Porah, - daughter of Reuel or Jethro, the priest of Midian, wife of Moses and mother of his two sons Gershom and Eliezer
je'Thro - Reuel is probably his proper name, and Jethro his official title
Hobab - ] ) speaks of ‘Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite Moses’ father-in-law’ ( hôthçn ). It is uncertain how this should be punctuated, and whether Hobab or Reuel was Moses’ father-in-law. ] ) are the names of Moses’ father-in-law, and Reuel is Hobab’s father
Shammah - Son of Reuel, a son of Esau
Raguel - Numbers 10:29 , or Reuel, Exodus 2:15,18,21 , the Hebrew word being the same in both places
Bashemath -
The daughter of Ishmael, the last of Esau's three wives (Genesis 36:3,4,13 ), from whose son Reuel four tribes of the Edomites sprung
Zipporah - Daughter of Reuel, or Jethro, and wife of Moses
Reuel - Reuel
Zipporah - She was one of the daughters of Reuel, a priest of Midian
Bashemath - One of the wives of Esau, the daughter of Ishmael and the mother of Reuel
Zerah - The son of Reuel, and grandson of Esau, Genesis 36:13,17
Sham'Mah -
The son of Reuel the son of Esau
Bashemath - From her son Reuel four Edomite tribes descended
Zerah - Son of Reuel, a son of Esau, and one of the dukes of Edom
Jethro - In Exodus 2:18 , his name is Reuel
Hospitality - Exemplified in Abraham, Genesis 18; Lot, Genesis 19; Reuel, Exodus 2:20; Manoah, Judges 13:15; the old man of Gibeah (its inhospitality is instanced as a sign of how lost to all right feeling its people were), Judges 19:17-21
Basemath - Reuel, Basemath's son, became father of four clans in Edom (Genesis 36:10 ,Genesis 36:10,36:13 ,Genesis 36:13,36:17 )
Jethro - His excellence, or gain, a prince or priest of Midian, who succeeded his father Reuel
Hobab - Son of Raguel = Reuel (as Gazah = Azzah), Exodus 2:18. Reuel had seven grown daughters when Moses first went into the wilderness at 40, and now Moses was 80. It is therefore probable that by this time Reuel's son Jethro had succeeded him in his hereditary priesthood. ... Hobab and Jethro ("excellency") were probably brothers of Zipporah, Moses' wife, and sons of Reuel; Hobab the younger, and therefore not bound, as Jethro the elder, to his own tribe by the duties of an hereditary priesthood
Midian - Its chief was Jethro (or Reuel), whose daughter Moses married (v
Jethro - ] ), as Reuel in the present text of Exodus 2:18 (J [Note: Jahwist
Shammah - Son of Reuel, son of Esau, a tribal chief ( Genesis 36:13 )
Zerah - One of the sons of Reuel ( Genesis 36:13 ; Genesis 36:17 , 1 Chronicles 1:37 )
Midian, Midianites - Here he met Jethro (also called Reuel), the priest of Midian, and married his daughter. During the wandering in the wilderness, Reuel's father-in-law Hobab served as a guide for the Israelites (Numbers 10:29-32 )
ze'Rah -
A son of Reuel, son of Esau, (Genesis 36:13 ; 1 Chronicles 1:37 ) and one of the "dukes" or phylarchs of the Edomites
Hospitality - The word is not used in the Old Testament, but its elements are recognizable: Abraham and the three visitors (Genesis 18:1-8 ), Lot and the two angels (Genesis 19:1-8 ), Abraham's servant at Nahor (Genesis 24:17-33 ), Reuel and Moses (Exodus 2:20 ), Manoah and the angel (Judges 13:15 ), Elijah and the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:10-11 ), and Elisha and the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:8-11 )
Midianite - Here in Midian Moses became the servant and afterwards the son-in-law of Reuel or Jethro, the priest
Call - Often the summons is in the form of a friendly invitation, as when Reuel (or Jethro) told his daughters to “invite him [Moses] to have something to eat” (Exod
Reuben - Cheyne regards Reubel as the correct form, and makes both it and Reuel corruptions of Jerahme’el , but this conclusion is based upon his own peculiar theories of the history of Israel and of the Hebrew text
Moses - ... In Midian Moses lived with a local chief named Jethro (or Reuel), from whom he probably learnt much about desert life and tribal administration
Moses - He was providentially led to find a new home with the family of Reuel, where he remained for forty years (Acts 7:30 ), under training unconsciously for his great life's work
Name, Names - ‘Dawn’] is brother’), Baal ( 1 Chronicles 5:5 ; 1 Chronicles 8:30 ), Bildad ( Job 2:11 ), Balaam, Obed-edom (‘servant of [the god] Edom’), Reu and Reuel ( Genesis 11:18 , Exodus 2:18 )
Moses - ) By Zipporah, Reuel's daughter, he had two sons: Gershom, father of Jonathan, and Eliezer (1 Chronicles 23:14-15); these took no prominent place in their tribe. He fled from Egypt to southern Midian because Reuel (his name "friend of God" implies he worshipped ΕL ) or Raguel there still maintained the worship of the true God as king-priest or imam (Arabic version) before Israel's call, even as Melchizedek did at Jerusalem before Abraham's call. Reuel's daughters, in telling of Moses' help to them in watering their flocks, called him "an Egyptian," judging from his costume and language, for he had not yet been long enough living with Israelites to be known as one; an undesigned coincidence and mark of genuineness. Moses "was content to live with Reuel" as in a congenial home, marrying Zipporah his daughter
Numbers, Book of - ( b ) Hobab, not Reuel, is Moses’ father-in-law; cf
Moses - " For when, in the excess of his zeal to redress their grievances, he had slain an Egyptian, who injured one of them, in which he probably went beyond his commission, and afterward endeavoured to reconcile two of them that were at variance, they rejected his mediation; and "the man who had done wrong said, Who made thee a judge and a ruler over us? Intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian yesterday?" So Moses, finding it was known, and that Pharaoh sought to slay him, fled for his life to the land of Midian, in Arabia Petraea, where he married Zipporah, the daughter of Jethro, or Reuel, prince and priest of Midian; and, as a shepherd, kept his flocks in the vicinity of Mount Horeb, or Sinai, for forty years, Exodus 2:11-21 ; Exodus 3:1 ; Exodus 18:5 ; Numbers 10:29 ; Acts 7:23-30