Deu'el (Heb. Deuel,; דּעוּאֵל, according to Gesenius, invocation of God; according to Furst, acquainted with God; Sept. ῾Ραγουήλ; Vulg. Dehuel), father of Eliasaph, the "captain" (נָשַׂיא ) of the tribe of Gad at the time of the numbering of the people at Sinai (Nu 1:14; Nu 7:42,47; Nu 10:20). B.C. ante 1657. The same man is mentioned again in 2:14, but here the name appears as REUEL SEE REUEL (q.v.), owing to an interchange of the two very similar Hebrew letters ד and ר . In this latter passage the Samaritan, Arabic, and Vulg. retain the D; the Sept., as in other places, has R. The greater weight of evidence is therefore in favor of the reading "Deuel" in both passages. Furst ingeniously suggests (Heb. Handw. p. 304) that the name may have been originally Daruel (דִּרעוּאֵל), which would explain the various reading.