Zipporah
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Zipporah

beauty; trumpet; mourning

ATS Bible Dictionary
Zipporah

Daughter of Jethro, wife of Moses, and mother of Eliezer and Gershom. When Moses fled from Egypt into Midian, and there stood up in defense of the daughters of Jethro, priest or prince of Midian, against shepherds who would have hindered them form watering their flocks, Jethro took him into his house, and gave him his daughter Zipporah in marriage, Exodus 2:15-22; 4:25; 18:2-4.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A female bird. Reuel's daughter, who became the wife of Moses (Exodus 2:21). In consequence of the event recorded in Exodus 4:24-26, she and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, when so far on the way with Moses toward Egypt, were sent back by him to her own kinsfolk, the Midianites, with whom they sojourned till Moses afterwards joined them (18:2-6).
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZIPPORAH

zi-po'-ra, zip'-o-ra (tsipporah; Sepphora): The Midianite wife of Moses, daughter of Jethro, also called Hobab, and probably grand-daughter of Reuel, a priest of Midian at the time Moses fled from Egypt, later succeeded at his death by Jethro, or Hobab (Exodus 2:21, 22; Exodus 4:25, 26; 18:2-6).

Whether or not Zipporah was the "Cushite woman" (Numbers 12:1) is a much-mooted question. There is little ground for anything more than speculation on the subject. The use of the words, "Cushite woman" in the mouth of Aaron and Miriam may have been merely a description of Zipporah and intended to be opprobrious, or they may have been ethnic in character and intended to denote another woman whom Moses had married, as suggested by Ewald (Gesch. des Volkes Israel, II, 252). The former view seems the more probable. The association of Midian and Cushan by Habakkuk (3:7) more than 700 years afterward may hardly be adduced to prove like close relationship between these peoples in the days of Moses.

M. G. Kyle

Strong's Hebrew
6855. Tsipporah -- "bird," Moses' wife
... 6854, 6855. Tsipporah. 6856 . "bird," Moses' wife. Transliteration: Tsipporah
Phonetic Spelling: (tsip-po-raw') Short Definition: Zipporah. ... Zipporah. ...
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Library

Of Circumcision and the Supercession of the Old Law.
... [1164] "But again," (you say) "the son of Moses would upon one occasion have been
choked by an angel, if Zipporah, [1165] had not circumcised the foreskin of ...
/.../tertullian/an answer to the jews/chapter iii of circumcision and the.htm

Appendix viii. Rabbinic Traditions About Elijah, the Forerunner of ...
... traditions, to uproot it out of the garden - indicated him to Jethro as the future
deliverer of Israel, and determined him to give to Moses Zipporah for his ...
/.../appendix viii rabbinic traditions about.htm

Child's Story of the Bible
... BISHOP JOHN H. VINCENT. [Illustration: Cover art]. [Frontispiece: Moses and Zipporah
at the well]. ILLUSTRATED. WITH NUMEROUS FULL-PAGE COLORED PLATES,. ...
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The Blessing of God on Filial Piety.
... While Israel were encamped at the foot of Mount Sinai, that Midianitish priest,
or prince, visited Moses, bringing with him, Zipporah, the wife of Moses and ...
/.../lee/sermons on various important subjects/sermon xxiii the blessing of.htm

The Wonderful Estate of Matrimony.
... from Esau's face, And he meeteth Rachel fair; Joseph in a foreign place Serves,
and winneth Asnath there; Moses did with Jethro stay, And bore Zipporah away. ...
/.../gerhardt/paul gerhardts spiritual songs/the wonderful estate of matrimony.htm

Illustrations
... ILLUSTRATIONS. THE OLD TESTAMENT. Moses and Zipporah at the well (color plate) . .
. . Frontispiece. Driven from Eden. The great flood. ...
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Moses in Midian.
... he would. So Moses stayed and Zipporah, one of the seven sisters, became
his wife. But Moses did not forget his people. God was ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter x moses in midian.htm

Come Rest, and be Still in the Bosom of Thy Mother, Son of the ...
... Zipporah though daughter of a heathen priest kept sanctity: with a calf
the daughter of Abraham [470] went a whoring. Footnotes: ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn ix come rest and.htm

Letter Lii. To Nepotian.
... girls' embraces. Moses, the leader of the Israelites, counted one hundred
and twenty years, yet sought no change from Zipporah. 3 ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter lii to nepotian.htm

How Moses and Aaron Returned into Egypt to Pharaoh.
... And he took with him Zipporah, the daughter of Raguel, whom he had married, and
the children he had by her, Gersom and Eleazer, and made haste into Egypt. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 13 how moses and.htm

Thesaurus
Zipporah (3 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ZIPPORAH. ... MG Kyle. Multi-Version Concordance Zipporah
(3 Occurrences). Exodus 2:21 Moses was content to dwell with the man. ...
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Zippo'rah (3 Occurrences)
Zippo'rah. Zipporah, Zippo'rah. Zither . ... Exodus 2:21 And Moses was content to
dwell with the man; and he gave Moses Zipporah his daughter. (See RSV). ...
/z/zippo'rah.htm - 7k

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)
... Ethiopian woman. The wife of Moses (Numbers 12:1). It is supposed that Zipporah,
Moses' first wife (Exodus 2:21), was now dead. His ...
/e/ethiopian.htm - 18k

Cushite (15 Occurrences)
... (4.) Moses married a Cushite woman (Numbers 12:1). From this circumstance some have
supposed that Zipporah was meant, and hence that Midian was Cush. ...
/c/cushite.htm - 14k

Woman (4043 Occurrences)
... Views regarding this person have been of two general classes: (1) She is to be
identified with Zipporah (Exodus 2:21 and elsewhere), Moses' Midianite wife, who ...
/w/woman.htm - 45k

Jethro (10 Occurrences)
... While the Israelites were encamped at Sinai, and soon after their victory over Amalek,
Jethro came to meet Moses, bringing with him Zipporah and her two sons. ...
/j/jethro.htm - 17k

Gershom (16 Occurrences)
... way to Egypt with his family, in obedience to the command of the Lord, Moses was
attacked by a sudden and dangerous illness (4:24-26), which Zipporah his wife ...
/g/gershom.htm - 13k

Flint (12 Occurrences)
... Tsur and cela` are used oftener than challamish for great rocks and cliffs, but
tsur is used also for flint knives in Exodus 4:25, "Then Zipporah took a flint ...
/f/flint.htm - 14k

Bloody (19 Occurrences)
...Zipporah, not being an Israelite, probably objected to the circumcision of infants,
if not to the rite altogether; apprehending, however, that her husband's ...
/b/bloody.htm - 17k

Zippor (7 Occurrences)

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Concordance
Zipporah (3 Occurrences)

Exodus 2:21
Moses was content to dwell with the man. He gave Moses Zipporah, his daughter.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 4:25
Then Zipporah took a flint, and cut off the foreskin of her son, and cast it at his feet; and she said, "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Exodus 18:2
Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, received Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her away,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Zipporah

Zipporah or Zipporah

Zipporah: Miriam and Aaron Upbraid Moses Concerning

Zipporah: Reproaches Moses

Zipporah: Separates from Moses, is Brought Again to Him by Her Father

Zipporah: Wife of Moses

Related Terms

Zippo'rah (3 Occurrences)

Ethiopian (11 Occurrences)

Cushite (15 Occurrences)

Woman (4043 Occurrences)

Jethro (10 Occurrences)

Gershom (16 Occurrences)

Flint (12 Occurrences)

Bloody (19 Occurrences)

Zippor (7 Occurrences)

Knife (10 Occurrences)

Father-in-law (25 Occurrences)

Reuel (14 Occurrences)

Eliezer (14 Occurrences)

Moses's (15 Occurrences)

Moses'feet (1 Occurrence)

Bridegroom (23 Occurrences)

Cattle (277 Occurrences)

Cutteth (37 Occurrences)

Consented (10 Occurrences)

Aaron (343 Occurrences)

Ass (95 Occurrences)

Son's (34 Occurrences)

Content (30 Occurrences)

Parents (27 Occurrences)

Private (32 Occurrences)

Foreskin (12 Occurrences)

Causeth (209 Occurrences)

Circumcision (98 Occurrences)

Skin (115 Occurrences)

Touched (96 Occurrences)

Besides (178 Occurrences)

Touching (121 Occurrences)

Cutting (178 Occurrences)

Touch (82 Occurrences)

Sharp (115 Occurrences)

Threw (133 Occurrences)

Giveth (378 Occurrences)

Happy (143 Occurrences)

Willing (152 Occurrences)

Stay (221 Occurrences)

Targum

Taketh (398 Occurrences)

Shiphrah (1 Occurrence)

Surely (587 Occurrences)

Dwell (474 Occurrences)

Cut (616 Occurrences)

Daughter (320 Occurrences)

Stone (290 Occurrences)

Marriage (74 Occurrences)

Husband (154 Occurrences)

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