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Jethro
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jethro
Jethro (יִתְרוֹ‎, yithro). Moses’ father-in-law. Also known as Reuel (רְעוּאֵל‎, re'u'el).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Jethro (Person)
JETHRO (PERSON) [Heb yitrô (יִתְרֹו)]. Priest of Midian and father of Zipporah, Moses’ wife. After Moses fled Egypt at the death of the Egyptian guard and subsequent Hebrew rejection, he came into the land of Midian in the Sinai wilderness. The Midianites lived in SE Sinai and NE Arabia on both sides
Reuel (Person)
REUEL (PERSON) [Heb rĕʿūʾēl (רְעֻאֵל)]. Var. DEUEL. The name of various tribes and persons in the OT. Outside the OT, the name occurs in Edomite (Tell el-Kheleifeh Ostracon 6043, 1). Names consisting of rʿw- or rʿy- and a theophorous element are attested throughout NW Semitic and ancient Arabic (Weippert
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Jethro
Jethro. Father-in-law of Moses. Zipporah, Jethro’s daughter, became Moses’ wife while he was a fugitive in the wilderness (Ex 2:21). When Moses departed for Egypt, he took Zipporah and his sons with him (4:20), but he must have sent them back. Jethro brought them to Moses after the Israelites arrived
Reuel
Reuel. 1. Son of Esau by his wife Basemath (Gn 36:4, 10), and the father of four sons: Nahath, Serah, Shammah, and Mizzah (vv 13, 17).2. Priest of Midian who gave his daughter to Moses for a wife. He is perhaps the same person as #1 above, and identical to Jethro (Ex 2:18; cf. 3:1). He is also called
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Jethro
Jethro jethʹrō, jēʹthrō [Heb. yiṯrô—‘pre-eminence’ (?); Ex. 3:1; 4:18; 18:1f, 5f, 9f, 12; LXX Gk. Iothor]. Priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses, also known as Reuel (“friend of God”[?]) in Ex. 2:18. Nu. 10:29 refers to a certain Hobab “the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law,”
Reuel
2. AV also RAGUEL (Nu. 10:29). According to Ex. 2:18, a priest of Midian (vv 15f) who became the father-in-law of Moses. Other passages, however, read Jethro (3:1; 4:18; 18:1–12) or Hobab (Nu. 10:29; Jgs. 4:11) as the name of Moses’ father-in-law. Nu. 10:29 refers to Reuel as the father of Hobab the
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Jethro
JETHRO Father-in-law of Moses. Zipporah, Jethro’s daughter, became Moses’ wife while he was a fugitive in the wilderness (Ex 2:21). When Moses departed for Egypt, he took Zipporah and his sons with him (4:20), but he must have sent them back. Jethro brought them to Moses after the Israelites arrived
Reuel
REUEL1. Son of Esau by his wife Basemath, and the father of four sons: Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah (Gn 36:4, 10–17).2. Priest of Midian who gave his daughter to Moses for a wife. He is perhaps the same person as #1 above, and identical to Jethro (Ex 2:18; cf. 3:1). He is also called Raguel in
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Jethro
Jethro (jeth´roh), Moses’s father-in-law, “the priest of Midian” (Exod. 3:1). He is also called Jether (4:18 in the Hebrew Masoretic Text, which is not followed in the nrsv) and appears to be identified elsewhere as Reuel (2:18) and Hobab (Num. 10:9; Judg. 1:16; 4:11). Moses made his acquaintance when
Reuel
Reuel (roo´uhl; Heb., “friend of God”).1 The son of Esau and Basemath, the daughter of Ishmael, whose descendants show Esau’s ties with Edom (Gen. 36).2 The priest of Midian and father of Hobab, who gave his daughter Zipporah in marriage to Moses (Exod. 2; Num. 10:29). He is probably to be identified
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Jethro
JETHRO. Apparently also called Reuel (Ex 2:18) Raguel (Num 10:29). He was a priest of the nomadic Midianites (q.v.) living near Mount Sinia (Ex 2:16; 3:1; 4:18). A descendant of Abraham by Keturah (Gen 25:1–2), he consequently possessed remnants of the true knowledge of Yahweh (Ex 18:10–12).Moses married
Reuel
REUEL1. A descendant of Esau and of Ishmael (Gen 36:2–4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37); his genealogy points to an early close relationship between the Edomite and Arabian tribes.2 Moses’ father-in-law (Ex 2:18, 21), spelled Raquel in the KJV in Num 10:29 following the LXX; also called Jethro (q.v.).
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Jethro
JETHRO. Moses’ father-in-law *Reuel, called Jethro in Ex. 3:1; 4:18. He brought Zipporah and her sons to meet Moses at Mt Horeb, and held a sacrifice to Yahweh in thanksgiving for the deliverance of Israel. Here he also advised Moses to delegate the administration of justice (Ex. 18). Moses persuaded
Reuel
REUEL (Heb. re‘û’ēl, Gk. raguel; the name appears to mean ‘friend of God’).1. A son of Esau (Gn. 36:4, 10, 17; 1 Ch. 1:35). 2. A Midianite priest, also called *Jethro, who received Moses when he fled from Egypt, and gave him his daughter Zipporah (Ex. 2:18; Nu. 10:29). 3. Father of Eliasaph of Gad,
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Jethro
Jethro (Heb. yiṯrô)A priest in Midian and father-in-law of Moses (Exod. 3:1; 4:18). During his flight from Egypt Moses took refuge with Jethro in Midian. Upon hearing that Moses had defended his daughter Zipporah at the well, Jethro invited Moses into his household and gave him his daughter as a wife
Reuel
Reuel (Heb. rĕʿŝʾēl)1. A son of Keturah (Gen. 25:3 LXX).2. The son of Esau and Basemath who founded the Edomite clan consisting of the tribes of his sons Nahath, Zerah, Shammah, and Mizzah (Gen. 36:4, 10–17; 1 Chr. 1:35–37).3. The father-in-law of Moses and the father of Hobab (Exod. 2:18; Num.
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Jethro
Jethro [jĕthˊrō] (Heb. yiṯrô “highness” or “eminence” [?]).† A priest of Midian, the father-in-law of Moses (Exod. 3:1; 4:18). At 2:18 he is called Reuel, which some scholars interpret as a clan name. In two passages Moses’ father-in-law is called Hobab (Num. 10:29 [perhaps referring to Reuel];
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Jethro
JETHRO Priest of Midian and father-in-law of Moses through his marriage with Zipporah (Exod 3:1; 4:18). Also called Reuel (Exod 2:18), he gave asylum to Moses after the flight from Egypt and consented to Moses’s marriage to his daughter (Exod 2:21). When Moses returned to Egypt, Zipporah and Moses’s
Reuel
REUEL (Hebrew, “friend of God”) The name of two men in the Old Testament.1. A son of Esau (Gen 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chr 1:35, 37).2. Moses’s father-in-law (Exod 2:18; Num 10:29), and a Midianite priest, also called Jethro. He welcomed Moses when the lawgiver fled from Egypt and gave Moses his daughter
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Jethro
Je´thro (his excellence) was priest or prince of Midian. Moses married his daughter Zipporah. (b.c. 1530.) On account of his local knowledge he was entreated to remain with the Israelites throughout their journey to Canaan. Num. 10:31, 33. (He is called Reuel in Ex. 2:18, and Raguel in Num. 10:29 (the
Reuel
Reu´el (friend of God), one of the sons of Esau, by his wife Bashemath, sister of Ishmael. Gen. 36:4, 10, 13, 17; 1 Chron. 1:35, 37. (b.c. about 1790.)2. One of the names of Moses’ father-in-law. Ex. 2:18. (b.c. 1530.)3. Father of Eliasaph, the leader of the tribe of Gad at the time of the census at
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Hobab Son
Moses Son-In-Law
Zipporah Daughter
Gershom Grandson
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