Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Wilkinson observes that the feminine termination ah added to the common word zippor, which is also the father of balak, king of moab. The visit of jethro 1 now moses fatherinlaw jethro, the priest of midian, heard about all that god had done for moses and his people israel, and how the lord had brought israel out of egypt. And miriam miriam seems to be first named, because she was the first mover of the sedition. Goodreads members who liked zipporah, wife of moses. Moses and the ten plagues printable bible activity book for kids.
The members of mosess family are not mentioned in the narrative of the ten plagues and the exodus from egypt, and reappear only in the family reunion in ex. One son was named gershom, for moses had said, i have been a foreigner in a. After that event, moses sent zipporah and the children back to her father in midian, and he continued alone to egypt. Moses named him this because moses was a stranger in a land that was not his own. In the book of exodus, we are introduced to zipporah, the daughter of jethro, wife. Zipporah may be obscure, but the wife of moses mattered politics. After this event, we see moses meeting up with aaron and heading for egypt ex 4. But in numbers 12 we encounter an uncomfortable story. Before his birth, pharaoh, king of egypt, being fearful of their increase, had given orders to have every male infant of the hebrews murdered. In midian, the pride of high priest jethro is his lovely and wise adopted daughter, zipporah, a cushite, yet he cant find a husband for her because she is black. Such a name like dove or lamb would originally be a. Both views above try to affirm that zipporah was the cushite woman and that moses had only one wife. Mosess children are explicitly mentioned only very briefly in the pentateuch. The daughter of a priest of midian, zipporah became moses wife during his fortyyear exile from egypt, eventually accompanying him and the rest of israel into the wilderness.
Besides, they thought they saw something very promising. Jun 10, 2017 zipporah was the wife that gave birth to the two sons of moses. Zipporah may be obscure, but the wife of moses mattered is the title given to an article by beth brophy in the jan. Exodus 2, international childrens bible icb the bible app. See all 9 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. On the way to egypt, zipporah circumcised their son and thus saved her husbands lifemoses had neglected to obey the lord in this matter, and the lord would have killed moses had not zipporah intervened exodus 4. After being instructed by god to return to egypt and free the israelites, in exodus 4. Aug 21, 2007 mosess marriage to jethros daughter, zipporah, and the birth of their first son, gershom, are recorded in exodus 2. Nov 20, 20 zipporah told moses that he was a bridegroom of blood to her exodus 4. A novel i applaud marek halter with his courage to delve into the unknown. Mosess marriage to jethros daughter, zipporah, and the birth of their first son, gershom, are recorded in exodus 2. At some point before moses returned to egypt or before the exodus, moses send zipporah and his sons back to jethro. Zipporah and moses lessons from exodus childrens bible, bible for kids, sunday school.
Miriam harshly criticize moses marriage to a cushite or kushite woman after he returned to egypt to set the children of israel free. When moses returned to egypt, zipporah and her sons accompanied him. She appears to have returned with her children to her father s house. From the internationally bestselling author of sarah comes the riveting story of the remarkable woman who walked beside moses. When moses returned to egypt from midian, moses brought zipporah and his sons with him exodus 4. Zipporah, wife of moses in the bible, a determined woman. The circumcision of one or both of moses sons is one of those events. Zipporah may be obscure, but the wife of moses mattered. Although shes jethros favorite daughter, zipporah knows her black skin means she is undesirable as a wife in his tribe. Buy zipporah, wife of moses canaan trilogy reprint, translation by halter, marek isbn. Her father, jethro, is a wise and influential figure this book was much better than sarah, the first book in the canaan trilogy. When zipporah saw that god was going to kill moses, she defiantly complied. Zipporah, wife of moses is bestselling novelist marek halters latest portrait of a noteworthy woman of the bible.
The exodus passage also refers to the term, bridegroom of blood, in many. Zipporah, wife of moses by marek halter, paperback barnes. A foundling adopted by jethro, high priest of midian, zipporah is intelligent, beautiful, and black. This is supported by a midrash jewish interpretation in the book of jasher sepir ha yasher 79.
While all the commotion is going on in egypt, its unclear where zipporah and mosess kids are. The name of the one was gershom for he said, i have been a sojourner in a foreign land, and the name of the other, eliezer for he said, the god of my father was my help, and delivered me from the sword of pharaoh. But, for unknown reasons, moses sent zipporah and his two sons back to midian with jethro exodus 18. In the hebrew bible zipporah was one of the seven daughters of jethro, a kenite shepherd who was a priest of midian. Moses was a statesman, lawgiver, poet, songwriter, deliverer and a type of christ. It was only after the parting of the red sea and the israelites miraculous escape from egypt that mosess fatherinlaw jethro brought zipporah and her sons to rejoin moses at the israelite camp in the desert. Mosess wife, zipporah, saved moses life by circumcising one of her sons to turn gods wrath from moses. So, clearly, moses had sent her away to jethro at some point. Her sons became capable administrators in davids kingdom. I just finished reading a novel, zipporah, wife of moses. Zipporah or tzipora is mentioned in the book of exodus as the wife of moses.
The ethiopian either, 1st, zipporah, who is here called an ethiopian, in the hebrew, a cushite, because she was a midianite. Adam simon zipporah and me series 3 book set bible. Zipporah the woman who wrongly opposed her husband. Its about love of a man and his duty not just to his wife and children, but foremost to yahweh. Her father jethro was the priest of midian, and it was he that gave zipporah to moses to marry. Jan 25, 2008 the main plot of zipporah s cryptic story, which contains a few large holes, is this. What is significant about zipporahs foreskin cutting. Before his birth, pharaoh, king of egypt, being fearful oftheir increase, had given orders to have every male infant of thehebrews murdered. Jethro heard how the lord had led the israelites out of egypt. The father and mother of moses were hebrews, and,like other. Jul 19, 2017 the daughter of a priest of midian, zipporah became moses wife during his fortyyear exile from egypt, eventually accompanying him and the rest of israel into the wilderness. Zipporah was the wife that gave birth to the two sons of moses. Gershoms name was a reminder that moses was a foreigner and living among foreigners.
Zipporah reluctantly obeyed her husband by circumcising her son, and then apparently touched moses with the bloody foreskin and declared, surely you are a bridegroom of blood exod 4. Hobab was also the name of jethro s son as stated in numbers 10. Her mother died and jethro raised her as his daughter. This was a risky journey, which zipporah courageously joined. But the color of zipporahs skin sets her apart, making her an outsider to the men of her. On the way yahweh rebuked moses, either because he had not been circumcised before his. The untold story of zipporah, wife of moses what do you think. In the story moses rescues the daughters of jethro at the well and one, zipporah was adopted by jethro when her boat floated on the sea of reeds with zipporah and her mother. Alas, the truth biblically speaking, that is isnt so sinister or exciting. Zipporahs quick thinking and awareness of gods presence saved the life of moses.
Adam simon zipporah and me series 3 book set bible childrens. Sometimes in scripture we run across strange events that have no explanation as to what led up to them happening. And he gave his daughter zipporah to moses to be his wife. A new novel, zipporah, wife of moses, by marek halter, puts a. Zipporah, wife of moses by marek halter, paperback. First, she insists, moses must accept his destinyto return to egypt and lead his people out of slavery. Jan 02, 2020 sometime later, moses was married to zipporah, the daughter of reuel, the priest of midian exodus 2. After the jews left egypt, moses sons gershom and eliezer, along with their mother zipporah and grandfather jethro, rejoined their father in the desert. Part of a fresco of zipporah and sons in sistine chapel in the vatican. After the exodus from egypt when the israelites camped near mt. Why, and when, did moses send his wife and sons back to.
We do not hear about zipporah and the two boys again until ex 18. Jan 02, 2020 gershoms name was a reminder that moses was a foreigner and living among foreigners. Later, zipporah had another son named eliezer exodus 18. Shebuel, son of gershom, and rehabiah, son of eliezer. Our last influential woman, named zipporah, has a lot of mystery surrounding her story. Therefore, moses sent zipporah and their two sons back to her family in midian. This is only the second book ive read by author marek halter and i must say, im extremely impressed. Now jethro, moses fatherinlaw, had taken zipporah, moses wife, after he had sent her home, along with her two sons. Jethro, the priest of midian, moses fatherinlaw, heard of all that god had done for moses and for his people israel, how the lord had brought israel out of egypt. The second volume of french novelist halters canaan trilogy sarah. The main plot of zipporahs cryptic story, which contains a few large holes, is this. In a spectacular feat of imagination, halter has breathed new life into this littleknown, though influential, old testament figure. Zipporah or tzipora is mentioned in the book of exodus as the wife of moses, and the daughter of reueljethro, the priest and prince of midian.
What exactly is happening in the passage about the. And she bare him a son, and he called his name gershom. In fact, when the time came to choose a successor for moses, our sages 2 relate that moses requested one of his. Zipporah and moses fall in love, but zipporah refuses to marry him, even though they have two children together. When god reveals himself to moses in the burning bush. Name meaninga midian name, zipporah means a little bird, a sparrow. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading zipporah, wife of moses.
Childs says that zipporah did it because moses simply failed to do it. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. In the book of exodus, we are introduced to zipporah, the daughter of jethro, wife of moses and mother of their two sons, gershom and eliezer. There is no explanation for this name change, but the title priest of midian accompanies both names, and he is called moses fatherinlaw, so it is safe to assume this was the same man. Well, sorry to disappoint, but zipporah just doesnt get that much screen time.
Zipporah, moses ethiopian wife offered to begin a black. Fanciful version of the fatal encounter between african princess zipporah and young moses, in a breathy, atmospheric translation. Moses and his wife are traveling to egypt because god had told moses to bring the israelites out of bondage exodus 3. And given the lack of homelife information we have on moses, youd think this lady would be a good source of material.
The father and mother of moses were hebrews, and, like other parents, they loved their child too much to have him injured. After this event, it seems that moses sent zipporah and his sons back home to stay with jethro. Zipporah quickly circumcised gershom with a sharp stone and touched moses legs with it, saying a bridegroom of blood because of the circumcision exodus 4. Mar 05, 2014 both views above try to affirm that zipporah was the cushite woman and that moses had only one wife. Moses sends her and the children away before the exodus from egypt. In the book of chronicles, two of her grandsons are mentioned. Moses, together with his wife and children, left the comfort of midian to travel. She only acts to save moses life, but she is disgusted by their sons circumcision in.
A novel and millions of other books are available for instant. Moses is the greatest character in the old testament. Later in the book of exodus, there is a strange passage involving zipporah. Zipporah was one of seven midianite sisters that mistook moses for an egyptian after he saved them from the men at the well exodus 2. Joseph is the greatest personal type of jesus in the bible. This is the last overt mention of moses sons in the torah. Kaiser believes that their son had not been circumcised possibly because of a dispute between zipporah and moses. Exodus 18, international childrens bible icb the bible app. Moses, a fugitive from egypt, where he killed a man for abusing a hebrew slave, happens upon the seven. Moses is told that his fatherinlaw jethro is coming to see you, with your wife and her two sons exod i8. Their courtship is passionate apparently moses was a sexy thing and moses is accepted into zipporah s family with great trust and love. Shebuel, son of gershom, and rehabiah, son of eliezer 1 chronicles 23. At some point before the exodus from egypt, moses sends her and the children away exod 18. She knew her role besides moses, even before they had met.
The untold story of zipporah, wife of moses what do you. It is his divine will that young people come to faith in jesus christ and find salvation through the gospel and the work of the holy spirit to bring them to faith. A novel canaan trilogy marek halter, howard curtis on. A novel paperback april 25 2006 by marek halter author 4. On his return to egypt, moses was accompanied by his wife, who saved him from great danger during their journey ib. Sinai, zipporah and the boys returned to moses with jethro.
After the exodus, her father, the priest of midian here called jethro, comes to visit moses, bringing zipporah and her two sons. Reuels daughter, who became the wife of moses exodus 2. Its about love of a man and his duty not just to his wife and children, but. Zipporah was a proud woman who knew her destiny with a defiant certainty. The story of moses for kids printable bible lessons. Moses siblings, miriam and aaron confront their brother hes married a cushite woman, an african, and. She appears to have returned with her children to her fathers house. He heard about everything that god had done for moses and his people, the israelites.
This has always been a controversial passage and difficult for exegetes. Although she is a cushite by birthone of the people of the lands to the southzipporah grew up as the beloved daughter of jethro, high priest and sage of the midianites. Once again moses had acted in defence of the downtrodden. It was only after the parting of the red sea and the israelites miraculous escape from egypt that moses s fatherinlaw jethro brought zipporah and her sons to rejoin moses at the israelite camp in the desert. In his enjoyable but uneven second installment in the canaan trilogy sarah, halter takes his cue from the biblical story of moses to imagine the life of mosess littleknown wife. Zipporah and her sons gershom and eliezer later returned to jethro exod 18. Their courtship is passionate apparently moses was a sexy thing and moses is accepted into zipporahs family with great trust and love. Without her, the hebrews would never have left egypt and settled in canaan. It said in the book that she at first refused to marry moses until he agreed to go back to egypt and rescue. One thing led to another, of course, and moses married jethro s daughter zipporah.600 463 917 1007 1463 1112 1347 342 862 1172 956 23 1003 1445 123 1326 347 877 720 951 521 523 1491 1328 661 714 560 48 1557 460 1214 617 488 1335 493 1413 1042 1451 1130 521 487 1391 337