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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Reuben 
  behold  a  son!,  the  eldest  son  of  Jacob  and  Leah  (Gen.  29:32). 
  His  sinful  conduct,  referred  to  in  Gen.  35:22,  brought  down  upon 
  him  his  dying  father's  malediction  (48:4).  He  showed  kindness  to 
  Joseph,  and  was  the  means  of  saving  his  life  when  his  other 
  brothers  would  have  put  him  to  death  (37:21,22).  It  was  he  also 
  who  pledged  his  life  and  the  life  of  his  sons  when  Jacob  was 
  unwilling  to  let  Benjamin  go  down  into  Egypt.  After  Jacob  and 
  his  family  went  down  into  Egypt  (46:8)  no  further  mention  is 
  made  of  Reuben  beyond  what  is  recorded  in  ch  49:3,4. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Reuben,  who  sees  the  son;  the  vision  of  the  son 
 




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