Zipporah, Wife of Moses (Canaan, #2) by Marek HalterFrom the internationally bestselling author of Sarah comes the riveting story of the remarkable woman who walked beside Moses.
Although she is a Cushite by birth—one of the people of the lands to the south—Zipporah grew up as the beloved daughter of Jethro, high priest and sage of the Midianites. But the color of Zipporah’s skin sets her apart, making her an outsider to the men of her adopted tribe, who do not want her as a wife. Then one day while drawing water from a well, she meets a handsome young stranger. Like her, he is an outsider. A Hebrew raised in the house of the Egyptian Pharaoh, Moses is a fugitive, forced to flee his homeland. Zipporah realizes that this man will be the husband and partner she never thought she would have.
Moses wants nothing more than a peaceful life with the Midianites, but Zipporah won’t let Moses forget his past—or turn away from his true destiny.
She refuses to marry him until he returns to Egypt to free his people. When God reveals himself to Moses in a burning bush, his words echo Zipporah’s, and Moses returns to Egypt with his passionate and generous wife by his side.
A woman ahead of her time, Zipporah leaps from the pages of this remarkable novel. Bold, independent, and a true survivor, she is a captivating heroine, and her world of deserts, temples, and ancient wonders is a fitting backdrop to an epic tale.
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Was Moses’ wife a monkey?
Sep 24 24 Elul Torah Portion. Who was the Ethiopian Cushite wife that Moses took Numbers ? Also, why were Miriam and Aaron upset at Moses for taking a Cushite wife? Did they not like her simply because she was black? As you observed, we hear earlier of Moses marrying the daughter of Jethro the Midianite.
Bizarre is typical of how biblical scholars describe the tale of Zipporah and her husband, Moses, especially the section in which God attacks.
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What Does “Zipporah” Mean?
Zipporah is a Midianite woman who becomes the wife of Moses. After Moses kills an Egyptian, he flees from the pharaoh and settles among the Midianites, an Arab people who occupied desert areas in southern Transjordan, northern Arabia, and the Sinai. - Was Moses Married?
Recently Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef made some controversial remarks, which he apparently feels no need to apologize for. What struck me initially was the idea that two White people could make a Black baby. But I guess if that were to happen — if two Whites did make a Black baby — that would by definition be some sort of miracle. Which begs the questions: what about normal Negros like me both my parents are Black? Are normal Negroes also like monkeys, or only exceptional Negroes like monkeys?
Zipporah, the wife of Moses, was one of the seven daughters of Reuel, a Midianite priest, who was also called Jethro Exodus and Hobab Judges Moses, fleeing from Egypt, arrived in Midian and sat down by a well. Moses, fearlessly, took on the shepherds and drove them away. The girls returned home earlier than usual. Ask him in to break bread. Reuel gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage; and, in due time, she gave birth to Gershom and then to Eliezer. After all the men in Egypt who had sought his death had died, God commanded Moses to return to Egypt.