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When Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father in law, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt;

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:1 Jethro. See note on Exodus 3:1. Indications are that Jethro knew and worshipped the true God; the Midianites were descendants of Abraham, through Keturah, and since Jethro (or Reuel) was a priest of Midian, it seems that at this time in their history the Midianites had not yet descended into paganism. Note Exodus 18:11,12.

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