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Jethro (יִתְרוֹ Standard Hebrew Yitro, Tiberian Hebrew Yiṯrô, "Shoaib" Arabic Quran "His excellence/posterity") is a figure from the Hebrew Bible. He is called a priest of "Medyan" or "Madyan" Midian, and he becomes father-in-law to the Prophet "Musa" Moses. The Modern Hebrew language is a Semitic language of the Afro-Asiatic language family. ... Tiberian Hebrew is an oral tradition of pronunciation for ancient forms of Hebrew, especially the Hebrew of the Bible, that was given written form by masoretic scholars in the Jewish community at Tiberias in the early middle ages, beginning in the 8th century. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... The Quran (Arabic al-qurʾān أَلْقُرآن; also transliterated as Quran, Koran, and less commonly Alcoran) is the holy book of Islam. ... 11th century manuscript of the Hebrew Bible with Targum This article discusses usage of the term Hebrew Bible. For the article on the Hebrew Bible itself, see Tanakh. ... Roman Catholic priest LCDR Allen R. Kuss (USN) aboard USS Enterprise A priest or priestess is a holy man or woman who takes an officiating role in worship of any religion, with the distinguishing characteristic of offering sacrifices. ... According to the Bible, Midian (מִדְיָן Strife; judgment, Standard Hebrew Midyan, Tiberian Hebrew Miḏyān,Arabic مدين) was a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6). ... A prophet is a person who is believed to speak through divine inspiration. ... Moses or Móshe (מֹשֶׁה, Standard Hebrew Móše, Tiberian Hebrew Mōšeh, Arabic موسى Musa, Spanish Moisés, Ethiopic ሙሴ Musse) was a son of Amram and his wife, Jochebed, a Levite. ...


Jethro , also known as "Reuel," is recorded as living in Midian, a territory stretching from east of the Dead Sea south onto the Sinai. He was likely a descendant of Abraham through Abraham's son named Midian. Jethro's daughter, Zipporah, becomes Moses's wife after Moses flees Egypt, having killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave. Moses is said to have worked as a shepherd for Jethro for 40 years before returning to Egypt to lead the Hebrews to Canaan, the "promised land". What we know concerning Jethro is recorded in the Book of Exodus. Reuel or Raguel - רְעוּאֵל Friend of/is God, Standard Hebrew Rəʿuʾel, Tiberian Hebrew Rəġûʾēl, also דְּעוּאֵל, Standard Hebrew Dəʿuʾel, Tiberian Hebrew Dəġûʾēl. ... According to the Bible, Midian (מִדְיָן Strife; judgment, Standard Hebrew Midyan, Tiberian Hebrew Miḏyān,Arabic مدين) was a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6). ... The Jordan River flowing into the Dead Sea The Dead Sea (Arabic البحر الميت, Hebrew ים המלח) is the lowest exposed point on the Earths surface. ... Sinai Peninsula, Gulf of Suez (west), Gulf of Aqaba (east) from Space Shuttle STS-40 The Sinai Peninsula (in Arabic, Shibh Jazirat Sina) is a triangle-shaped peninsula lying between the Mediterranean Sea (to the north) and Red Sea (to the south). ... It has been suggested that Abraham (Hebrew Bible) be merged into this article or section. ... Zipporah or Tzipora (צִפּוֹרָה Bird, Standard Hebrew Ẓippora, Tiberian Hebrew Ṣippôrāh), mentioned in the Book of Exodus, is Moses wife, and the daughter of Jethro, a priest of Midian. ... Hebrews (syns. ... Slavery is a condition in which one person, known as a slave, is under the control of another. ... In a draw in a mountainous region, a shepherd guides a flock of about 20 sheep amidst scrub and olive trees. ... For other uses, see Canaan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the second book in the Torah. ...


Jethro is also considered by many to be synonymous with Shoaib, the Muslim prophet. For some reason this particular figure's history is quite convoluted in Muslim sources as compared to that of Judaeo-Christian. Possible reasons for this might be found at Sabians, Midian. Note that the article on Sabians indicates that Mohammed was in fact a Sabian. Shoaib (Arabic:  ; also Shu`aib, Shuaib, Shuayb) is a prophet in the Quran. ... Sabian is a term that has been more or less inaccurately used to describe at least three religious groups (see Mandaeanism, Harranians or Sabeans, and Sabaeans). ... According to the Bible, Midian (מִדְיָן Strife; judgment, Standard Hebrew Midyan, Tiberian Hebrew Miḏyān,Arabic مدين) was a son of Abraham and his concubine Keturah (Genesis 25:1-6). ...


Yitro is the name of one of the 54 weekly Torah readings or Parshiot (Exodus 18:1-20:23). In it, Jethro advises Moses to establish a system of courts to relieve Moses of the crushing burden of judging all disputes. The portion also contains the Ten Commandments. Yitro (יתרו – Hebrew for Jethro, the second word and first distinctive word in the parshah) is the seventeenth weekly parshah or portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading and the fifth in the book of Exodus. ... Torah reading (in Hebrew: Kriat HaTorah or Reading [of] the Torah) has followed a steady pattern for the past two thousand years following the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem and is still practiced by Orthodox Judaism and its adherents. ... In Jewish services, a Parsha or Parshah, פרשה, meaning Portion in Hebrew, is the weekly Torah reading text selection. ... The Ten Commandments on a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol This 1768 parchment (612x502 mm) by Jekuthiel Sofer emulated 1675 decalogue at the Esnoga synagogue of Amsterdam The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to the Bible, were...


Also, Jethro (Yitro) is one of the books of the Zohar. The Druze consider Jethro to be an important biblical prophet. The Zohar (Hebrew זהר Splendor, radiance) is widely considered the most important work of Kabbalah, Jewish mysticism. ... The Druze (Arabic: duruzī درزي, pl. ...


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Jethro, also known as "Reuel," is recorded as living in Midian, a territory stretching from east of the Dead Sea south onto the Sinai.
Jethro's daughter, Zipporah, becomes Moses's wife after Moses flees Egypt, having killed an Egyptian who was beating a Hebrew slave.
Jethro is also considered by many to be synonymous with Shoaib, the Muslim prophet.
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