Jethro m
English: name borne in the Bible by the father of Moses's wife Zipporah (Exodus 3: 1; 4: 18). It seems to be a variant of the Hebrew name Ithra, said to mean ‘excellence’, which is found at 2 Samuel 17: 25. It was popular among the Puritans, but then fell out of general use. It was borne by the agricultural reformer Jethro Tull (1674–1741). In 1968 a ‘progressive rock’ group in Britain adopted the name ‘Jethro Tull’, and shortly afterwards the given name Jethro enjoyed a revival of popularity.

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  • JETHRO — (Heb. יֶתֶר ,יִתְרוֹ), Midianite priest and father in law of moses . Jethro had seven daughters who served as his shepherdesses. When Moses fled from Egypt he came to the well in Midian where he witnessed local shepherds mistreating the girls. He …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Jéthro — Jethro Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jethro Tull. Jéthro[1] est le nom du beau père de Moïse[2] . Il est aussi appelé Réuel[3], et aussi Ho …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jethro — kann auch wol Mosi selbst einen Rath geben. – Erklärung, 12. Dies Sprichwort hat seine Quelle in 2 Mos. 18, 13 26 und findet darin auch seine Erklärung. Der höhergestellte Moses nahm von seinem Schwager Jethro einen guten Rath mit Dank an und… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Jethro — Jethro, Hirtenfürst u. Priester der Midianiter, Schwiegervater des Moses, s.d.; vgl. Maier, De Jethrone, Helmst. 1715 …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Jethro — Jethro, midianitischer Priester, Vater Ziporas, der Frau Moses, den er zur Einführung einer einfachen Gerichtsorganisation veranlaßte …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • JETHRO — socer Mosis. Exod. c. 3. v. 1. qui et Raguel, Exod. c. 2. v. 18. De quo iude porro ettc. Sulpic. Seu. l. 1. Hist. Sacr. c. 22. et 29. Euseb. Salian. et Torniel. A. M. 2544. n. 3. A. M. 2545. n. 47. et 49. etc. Tertull. l. contra Iudaeos. Hier in… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Jethro — masc. proper name, biblical father in law of Moses, from Heb. Yithro, collateral form of Yether, lit. abundance, from base y t r to be left over, to remain …   Etymology dictionary

  • Jethro — Infobox Given Name Revised name = Jethro imagesize= caption= pronunciation= gender = Male meaning = Friend of God region = origin = related names = footnotes = Jethro can refer to:PeopleIn the Bible*Jethro (Bible), the father in law of… …   Wikipedia

  • Jethro — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Jethro (homonymie). Jéthro[1] est le nom du beau père de Moïse[2] . Il est aussi appelé Réuel[3], et aussi Hobab …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jethro —    His excellence, or gain, a prince or priest of Midian, who succeeded his father Reuel. Moses spent forty years after his exile from the Egyptian court as keeper of Jethro s flocks. While the Israelites were encamped at Sinai, and soon after… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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