In one, the Philistines overthrow Israel at Ebenezer near Aphek, Eli's sons 1 The name Samuel (Shemu'el), on the analogy of Penuel, Reuel, seems to mean "name (i.e.
16 f., while the demand which is to be addressed to Pharaoh is identical 1 The fact that the father-in-law of Moses is called Reuel in v.
And in all subsequent passages from E, cannot be taken as conclusive on this point, since critics are agreed that "Reuel" in this verse is a later addition: had it been original we should have expected the name to be given at v.
Elsewhere J speaks of "Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-inlaw" (Num.
He is known as Hobab the son of Reuel the Kenite (Num.
I I), and once as Reuel (Exod.