Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Reuel : friend of God.

  1. A son of Esau and Bashemath (Genesis 36:4,10; 1 Chronicles 1:35).
  2. "The priest of Midian," Moses' father-in-law (Exodus 2:18)=Raguel (Numbers 10:29). If he be identified with Jethro (which see), then this may be regarded as his proper name, and Jether or Jethro (i.e., "excellency") as his official title.
  3. Numbers 2:14, called also Deuel (Numbers 1:14; 7:42).
Related Resources
  • Hitchcocks’s Bible Names
  • Smith’s Bible Dictionary