- Son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32), and ancestor of the tribe of Reuben. The story of Reuben, the first-born son whose behaviour (Gen. 35:22) led to his losing the right attaching to that position (Gen. 49:3–4) is in fact the story of the tribe told in the person of the founder: once pre-eminent, the Reubenites (Gen. 49:4) lost their power to the tribes of Judah and Joseph. Reuben is mentioned first in the blessing of Moses (Deut. 33:6) but in the Song of Deborah (Judg. 5:15–16) Reubenites refuse to join the campaign against Sisera and are reproved. Settled in the Transjordan with the tribe of Gad (Num. 32:33), the Reubenites may have become absorbed into that tribe (2 Kgs. 10:33) until overcome by the Assyrian invasion of 732 BCE.
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REUBEN — (Heb. רְאוּבֵן), firstborn son of Jacob and Leah (Gen. 29:32; 46:8), and the eponymous ancestor of the tribe of Reuben. The biblical derivation of the name is not etymological, but was given by Leah because it suggested the verb raʾah, to see and … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Reuben — ist eine hebräische und englische Form von Ruben. Reuben ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Gloria Reuben (* 1964), kanadische Schauspielerin und Musikerin Jacob ben Reuben (Karäer), Karäer und Bibelexeget im 11. Jahrhundert Jacob ben… … Deutsch Wikipedia
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Reuben — m Biblical: Hebrew name borne by one of the twelve sons of Jacob, and so the name of one of the twelve tribes of Israel. It is said to mean ‘behold, a son’ in Hebrew. Genesis 29: 32 explains it as follows: ‘and Leah conceived, and bare a son, and … First names dictionary
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Reuben — Reuben1 [ro͞o′bən] n. [via LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) < Heb reuven, lit., behold, a son < reu, imper. of raa, to see + ben, son] 1. a masculine name: dim. Rube, Ruby 2. Bible a) the eldest son of Jacob and Leah: Gen. 29:32 b) the tribe of Israel… … English World dictionary
Reuben — masc. proper name, O.T. eldest son of Jacob and name of the tribe descended from him, from Gk. Rouben, from Heb. Reubhen, probably lit. Behold a son, from reu, imper. of ra ah he saw + ben a son. The reuben sandwich (1956) is not obviously… … Etymology dictionary
Reuben — • Proper name meaning both a patriarch and a tribe of Israel Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Reuben — Rare et porté dans le Nord, c est sans doute une variante de Ruben, Rubens, qui correspondent dans cette région au prénom Robert (Rubrecht). On envisagera cependant aussi le nom biblique Ruben (fils aîné de Jacob) … Noms de famille
Reuben — /rooh beuhn/, n. 1. the eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29, 30. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel, the tribe traditionally descended from him. 3. See Reuben sandwich. 4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning behold a son. * * * ▪… … Universalium