His excellence. Biblical context The Biblical baby name Jethro is Hebrew in origin and its meaning is his excellence or his abundance. Jethro was a priest of Midian, and father of Zipporah, the wife of Moses. He accompanied the Israelites on their journey through the desert. Jethro is also called Jether, Reuel and Raguel in the Bible. Biblical reference for baby name Jethro: Exodus 3:1; 4:18; 18:1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 12
ZIPPORRAH Wife of the Writer of the First Five Books of the Bible And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.” (Num. 12:1) Members of both Christian and Jewish faiths are usually surprised to learn that the man God chose to write the first five books of the Bible was married to a black woman and suffered persecution for it. Moses’ wife was of Ethiopian (Cushitic) descent and her name was Zipporah.
Zipporah, Wife of Moses: A Novel (Canaan Trilogy). This may be my favorite. Its about Moses' wife, an Ethiopian woman of dark skin, Cushite by birth. Nothing like what you see with Charlton Heston's Moses. As the daughter of the Priest Jethro, her skin color sets her apart from the other women of the tribe. No man would have her, until God's anointed came, and made her his own.
De Carlo continued to land solid leading roles, although not all of them were hits and a few are totally forgettable. However, 1956 would bring the film that would, essentially, confirm her presence among the stars of Hollywood. In the epic The Ten Commandments she played the wife of Moses, co-starring opposite Charlton Heston.
USAGE: Biblical, Hebrew. OTHER SCRIPTS: צִפּוֹרָה (Hebrew) PRONOUNCED: zi-PAWR-ə (English), ZIP-ər-ə (English) [key] From the Hebrew name צִפּוֹרָה (Tzipporah), derived from צִפּוֹר (tzippor) meaning "bird". In the Old Testament this is the name of the wife of Moses