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Jethro

 

(his excellence) was priest or prince of Midian. Moses married his daughter Zipporah. (B.C. 1530.) On account if his local knowledge he was entreated to remain with the Israelites throughout their journey to Canaan. (Numbers 10:31,33) (He is called Raguel | Reuel, Reuel in (Exodus 2:18) And Raguel | Reuel in (Numbers 10:29), The same word in the original for both). Reuel is probably his proper name, and Jethro his official title: ED.)

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