Yitro

Synonyms:
Jethro, yit-RO, יִתְרוֹ
Jethro_(Bible) (Wikipedia)
This article is about the view of this character in the Hebrew Bible. For the view of him as a Prophet in Islam, see Shuayb (prophet).
For the parsha, see Yitro (parsha).
For other uses, see Jethro.

In the Hebrew Bible, Jethro (/ˈɛθr/; Hebrew: יִתְרוֹ‎, Standard Yitro Tiberian Yiṯrô; "His Excellence/Posterity"; Arabic شعيب Shu-ayb) or Reuel was Moses' father-in-law, a Kenite shepherd and priest of Midian. In Exodus, Moses' father-in-law is initially referred to as "Reuel" (Exodus 2:18) but then as "Jethro" (Exodus 3:1). He was the father of Hobab in the Book of Numbers 10:29. He is also revered as the spiritual founder and chief prophet in his own right in the Druze religion, and considered an ancestor of all Druze.

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