the Week of Proper 19 / Ordinary 24
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #7205 - רְאוּבֵן
Reuben = “behold a son”
1) the eldest son of Jacob by Leah
2) the tribe descended from Reuben
3) the territory inhabited by the tribe of Reuben
1 eldest son of Jacob and Leah Genesis 29:32; Genesis 30:14 11t. Genesis; Exodus 1:2; 1 Chronicles 2:1; as head of family or clan Exodus 6:14 (twice in verse); Numbers 1:20; Numbers 26:5 (all P), 1 Chronicles 5:1,3, compare ׳בְּנֵי אֱלִיאָב בֶּןרְֿא Deuteronomy 11:6.
2 as name of clan or tribe Judges 5:15,16; Deuteronomy 27:13; Joshua 18:7 ( +גָּד; both D), Deuteronomy 33:6 (poem), Ezekiel 48:6,7,31; Numbers 1:5 (P); so ׳מַטֵּה ר Numbers 1:21; Numbers 13:4; Joshua 20:8; Joshua 21:7 (all P), 1 Chronicles 6:48; 1 Chronicles 6:63, ׳מַחֲנֵה ר Numbers 2:10,16; Numbers 10:18 (all P); ׳בְּנֵי ר, as tribe, Numbers 16:l b Numbers 32:37 (both J E), Numbers 2:10; Numbers 7:20; Numbers 26:5; Joshua 13:23 (twice in verse) (all P), also (+ Gad and often Manasseh) Numbers 32:1,2,6,25 (JE), Joshua 4:12 (D), Numbers 32:29,31,33; Joshua 22:9 11t. 22 (all P), compare 1 Chronicles 5:18; ׳בֶּןרֿ as tribe Joshua 15:6; Joshua 18:7 (both P), מַטֵּה׳בְנֵיֿ ר Joshua 13:15 (P).
רְאוּבֵן (“see, i.e. behold, a son!” although the author of the book of Genesis, Genesis 29:32, seems so to speak of this name as if it were for רָאוּ (for רָאוּי) בְּעָנְיִי “provided for my affliction,” compare the root No. 2, letter e, [there is nothing in the sacred text to interfere with the simple etymology of this word]), pr.n. Reuben, the eldest son of Jacob, (although deprived of the right of primogeniture, Genesis 49:4), and the ancestor of the tribe of the same name; as to their location beyond Jordan, see Numbers 32:33, seqq.; Joshua 13:15.
[Patron. רְאוּבֵנִי Numbers 26:7, etc.]
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org.
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