His name in Hebrew is: פלוא Pallû (pal-loo’) Strongs #: 6395; distinguished.
There are many different spellings for Phallu the son of Reuben. He is mentioned
once in Genesis as “Phallu,” (1), four times as “Pallu,” (2), once as “Peleth” (3),
and this is all in the Bible. In Jasher 45:2, he is known as “Palu.”
Nothing much is known of Phallu although he may have been near to the age of 25 when
he and his family moved from Canaan to Egypt. (4).
After the deaths of his father and his uncles, Phallu may have become a slave in