Reuben

(fl. ?19th-16th cent, BCE)
   Eldest son of Jacob and Leah. He opposed his brothers' plot to kill Joseph (Genesis 37). When Jacob learned of Reuben's incestuous relations with Bilhah, he transferred his rights as firstborn to Joseph (Genesis 48-49).

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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

  • Reuben — or Ruben may refer to: *Reuben sandwich *Reuben (band), a British rock band *Reuben (Bible), *Reuben ( Lilo Stitch ), a character in Lilo Stitch: The Series * Reubens, Idaho *Reuben, a character from Final Fantasy Mystic Quest People with the… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Reuben Wu — [ [http://ca.music.yahoo.com/Ladytron/Soft Power Loz Brendan Long Mix/lyrics/43540041 Ladytron Soft Power lyrics on Yahoo! Music ] ] [ [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Reuben+Wu Reuben Wu] biography at Discogs] was born in 1975 in Liverpool,… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • Reuben — 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… …   Dictionary of the Bible

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