Mixed multitude

Easton’s Bible Dictionary

Mixed multitude : (Exodus 12:38), a class who accompanied the Israelites as they journeyed from Rameses to Succoth, the first stage of the Exodus. These were probably miscellaneous hangers-on to the Hebrews, whether Egyptians of the lower orders, or the remains of the Hyksos (see EGYPT MOSES as some think. The same thing happened on the return of the Jews from Babylon (Nehemiah 13:3), a "mixed multitude" accompanied them so far.

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