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Reuben

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Reuben (reu'ben), behold a son: The eldest son of Jacob and Leah. Genesis 29:32; Deuteronomy 33:6. He was deprived of the privileges of his birthright, in consequence of his improper intercourse with Bilhah, his father's concubine. Genesis 35:22; Genesis 49:3-4. The portion of the Promised Land assigned to the tribe of Reuben lay on the east of the Jordan, in the district now called the Belka, and is still famous for its fine pasture lands, as in ancient times. Numbers 32:1-38; Numbers 34:14; Joshua 1:12-18; Deuteronomy 3:12-16.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Reuben'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/r/reuben.html. 1893.

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