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Miriam (daughter of Mered)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Miriam, Daughter of Mered
Miriam, Daughter of Mered (מִרְיָם‎, miryam). A granddaughter of an unknown Pharaoh through Pharaoh’s daughter, Bithiah (1 Chr 4:17).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Miriam (Person)
MIRIAM (PERSON) [Heb miryām (מִרְיָם‎)]. 1. A woman in Israel’s wilderness community who exercised religious leadership alongside Moses and Aaron (Mic 6:4). Introduced as prophetess and Aaron’s sister, Miriam led the women in the celebration at the Sea (Exod 15:20–21) and joined Aaron in a rebellion
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Miriam
Miriam. 1. Daughter of Amram and Jochebed and the sister of Aaron and Moses (Ex 15:20; Nm 26:59; 1 Chr 6:3). Miriam first appears in Scripture as a young girl commissioned with the task of watching her infant brother’s cradle hidden in the reeds of the Nile River (Ex 2:4), the result of a scheme conceived
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Miriam
2. A descendant of Ezrah (1 Ch. 4:17). The text of v 17 is extremely difficult to reconstruct in both the MT and LXX. Miriam may be a son or daughter of Ezrah, or a grandson or granddaughter. The AV, following MT, lists neither father nor mother. The RSV and NEB, following LXX in part, take Miriam to
Miriam
Miriam miriē-əm [Heb miryām; Gk Mariam, the name rendered Mary in the NT]. The name Miriam is difficult etymologically. It may mean “loved,” from Egyp mr; “loved of Yahweh” (mr + yw/m); “plump,” from Heb mr’ III; “bitter (ness),” from Heb mrʾ I/mrh/mrr (cf. Ruth 1:20); or some other option. Jerome
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Miriam
MIRIAM1. Daughter of Amram and Jochebed and the sister of Aaron and Moses (Ex 15:20; Nm 26:59; 1 Chr 6:3). Miriam first appears in Scripture as a young girl commissioned with the task of watching her infant brother’s cradle hidden in the reeds of the Nile River (Ex 2:4)—the result of a scheme conceived
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Miriam
MIRIAM1. A descendant of Ezra through Mered (1 Chr 4:17, RSV).2. The daughter of Amram and Jochebed and the sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex 15:20; Num 26:59). No doubt she was the Miriam who protected the ark of bulrushes in which the infant Moses was hidden. She is mentioned by name for the first time
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Miriam
MIRIAM. (For derivation, see *Mary.) 1. The daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the sister of Aaron and Moses (Nu. 26:59). It is generally agreed that it was she who watched the baby Moses in the bulrushes and suggested her mother as his nurse. The term ‘the prophetess’ was used to describe her as she
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Miriam
Miriam (Heb. miryām)1. A prophet (ess) remembered for leading the Israelites in singing after their deliverance from the Egyptians at the Red Sea (Exod. 15:20–21). Many scholars consider this attribution of leadership in singing more ancient than that attributed to Moses and the Israelites in the earlier
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Miriam
MIRIAM The sister of Aaron and Moses and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed (Num 26:59; 1 Chr 6:3). “I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam,” the Lord says in Micah 6:4, giving Miriam a place beside the other two great leaders of the Exodus. Described as a prophetess, she led the women in a celebration
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Miriam
Mir´iam (rebellion), the sister of Moses, was the eldest of that sacred family; and she first appears, probably as a young girl, watching her infant brother’s cradle in the Nile, Ex. 2:4, and suggesting her mother as a nurse. ver. 7. After the crossing of the Red Sea “Miriam the prophetess” is her acknowledged
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Miriam
MIR´IAM (mirʹi-am; “obstinacy, rebellion”).1. The daughter of Amram and Jochebed and sister of Moses and Aaron. She is probably (Josephus Ant. 2.9.4) the sister who was stationed near the river Nile to watch over her infant brother (Ex. 2:1–8).The first mention of Miriam by name is when, after the
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Relatives
Mered Father
Bithiah Mother
Shammai Brother
Heber Brother
Ishbah Brother
Jether Uncle
Ezrah Grandfather
Epher Uncle
Pharaoh Grandfather
Socoh Nephew
Jalon Uncle
Eshtemoa Nephew