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, father (?) of Hobab, who gave his daughter Zipporah in marriage to Moses (Exod 2; Num 10:29). Perhaps he was the same as Jethro, the priest of Midian, also identified as Moses’s father-in-law (Exod 4:18; the Heb. term means a male relative by marriage). 3 A Gadite, father of Eliasaph (Num 2:14), also cited as “Deuel” (LXX: “Reuel”). 4 A Benjaminite (1Chr 9:8).

Gen 36

Esau's Descendants
1These are the descendants of Esau (that is, Edom).2Esau took his wives from the Canaanites: Adah daughter of Elon the Hittite, Oholibamah da ... View more

Exod 2

Birth and Youth of Moses
1Now a man from the house of Levi went and married a Levite woman.2The woman conceived and bore a son; and when she saw that he was a f ... View more

Num 10:29

29Moses said to Hobab son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you’; come ... View more

Exod 4:18

Moses Returns to Egypt
18Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me go back to my kindred in Egypt and see whether they are sti ... View more

Num 2:14

14Then the tribe of Gad: The leader of the Gadites shall be Eliasaph son of Reuel,

1Chr 9:8

8Ibneiah son of Jeroham, Elah son of Uzzi, son of Michri, and Meshullam son of Shephatiah, son of Reuel, son of Ibnijah;

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