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Why was Reuel also called Jethro?



      

Exodus 3:1

ESV - 1 Now Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law, Jethro, the priest of Midian, and he led his flock to the west side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
Although the manner in which "Jethro" is used appears to treat it as a name, my understanding is that it was actually a title, since its meaning in Hebrew is "Excellency". By contrast, Reuel is not a title, but a genuine name, meaning "friend of God".

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