Exodus 18:27

27 Then Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law who went home to his own country.

Exodus 18:27 Meaning and Commentary

Exodus 18:27

And Moses let his father in law depart
After he had been with him some time, and desired leave to go into his own country, which was granted; or he "dismissed" F25 him in an honourable way: and as he went out to meet him when he came, if he did not attend him, when he went, some way in person, yet sent a guard along with him, both for honour and for safety:

and he went his way into his own land;
the land of Midian: the Targum of Jonathan,

``he went to proselyte all the children of his own country;''

or, as Jarchi expresses it, the children of his family; and it is plain that the Kenites and Rechabites descended from him, who in later times lived among the Jews, and were proselytes to their religion, ( Judges 1:16 ) ( 1 Chronicles 2:55 ) ( Jeremiah 35:2 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F25 (xlvyw) "et dimisit", V. L. Tigurine version, Montanus, Vatablus, Drusius, Piscator.

Exodus 18:27 In-Context

25 Moses picked competent men from all Israel and set them as leaders over the people who were organized by the thousand, by the hundred, by fifty, and by ten.
26 They took over the everyday work of judging among the people. They brought the hard cases to Moses, but in the routine cases they were the judges.
27 Then Moses said good-bye to his father-in-law who went home to his own country.