Family terminology designating male in-laws are not specific in Middle Eastern culture. Terms for a woman’s male relatives are the same for her father, brother or even grandfather. The ending ‘-el’ in Reu-el is Hebrew for ‘God’ suggesting he has a relationship with Elohim while Yitro is called a priest. In a patriarchal society, the men were the spiritual leaders of the family and it appears both Reu’el and Yitro have that position either with the title of el or the name Yitro.
Tag: Ten Words
Word – Hebrew: Devar
peech, word, or commandment.’ The word devar is found 711 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The devar of God is forever. The Ten Commandments are called the Ten Devarim. The fifth book of the Bible known as Deuteronomy is called Devarim in Hebrew for “These are the words Moshe spoke …” (Deuteronomy 1:1). The same devarim became flesh and tabernacled among us as Yeshua (John 1:14).
The Big Ten in the New Testament
he Ten Commandments are listed below using the Hebrew word picture and include new testament Scriptures proving that all of the Ten Commandments were reiterated by Yeshua or the apostles in the New Testament.