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So his father-in-law Jethro took along Zipporah, Moses’ wife—now this was after Moses had sent her back—[a] and her two sons. One of these was named Gershom;(A) for he said, “I am a resident alien in a foreign land.” The other was named Eliezer; for he said, “The God of my father is my help; he has rescued me from Pharaoh’s sword.”

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  1. 18:2 Moses had sent her back: a later gloss which attempts to harmonize Zipporah’s presence with Jethro here in this story and the account of Moses’ return to Egypt with Zipporah in 4:20.

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