After Moses had sent away his wife Zipporah, his father-in-law Jethro received her and her two sons. One son was named Gershom,[a] for Moses said, ‘I have become a foreigner in a foreign land’; and the other was named Eliezer,[b] for he said, ‘My father’s God was my helper; he saved me from the sword of Pharaoh.’

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 18:3 Gershom sounds like the Hebrew for a foreigner there.
  2. Exodus 18:4 Eliezer means my God is helper.

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