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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 same word in the original for both). Reuel is probably his proper name, and Jethro his official title.—Ed.)