[b-hebrew] Language of the Midians

Ben Crick ben.crick at argonet.co.uk
Wed Jun 28 14:58:58 EDT 2006

On Wed 28 Jun 2006 (12:12:45), kwonbbl at gmail.com wrote:
> Moses lived among the Midians.  I like to know what language the
> Midians were using?

 The Midianites appear to be a subset of the Ishmaelites (Genesis 37:25-28,36;
 Judges 8:24) so their languages would not be dissimilar from one another.
 It did not stop Moses communicating easily with Jethro and Zipporah (Exodus
 2:15-22). Jethro's other name was Reuel (Exodus 2:18), or "friend of God".
 He was the "'eL" -priest of Midian.

 Midian was a younger son of Abraham and Keturah, whom he married after the
 death of Sarah (Genesis 25:2); and therefore a half-brother of Ishmael.

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