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Reuel Meaning and Origin

A Biblical name meaning “friend of God” in Hebrew. In the Bible, Reuel was the name of several individuals, including a priest and father-in-law of Moses, who was also known as Jethro. According to the Bible, he gave wise counsel to Moses and helped him to establish a system of judges to settle disputes among the Israelites. The name Reuel is not very common but is still used in some cultures, particularly among Jewish and Christian communities. It can be spelled in various ways, such as Reuven, Reuben, or Ruel, depending on the region and language. Notable individuals with the name Reuel include Reuel Colt Gridley, an American businessman and philanthropist, and Reuel Tolkien, the grandson of J.R.R. Tolkien, who edited and published some of his grandfather’s unpublished works.

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