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Miriam (sister of Moses)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Hebrew prophetess. The sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed.Miriam first appears in Exod 2 as the unnamed older sister of Moses who watches over his basket in the Nile, and arranges the services of their own mother as Moses’ wet-nurse. She is more than a decade older than Moses, and is referred to in Exod 2:8 as עַלְמָה‎ (almah), the term for a young woman of marriageable age.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Miriam the Prophetess
Miriam the Prophetess (מִרְיָם‎, miryam). Hebrew prophetess. The sister of Moses and Aaron, and the daughter of Amram and Jochebed.Miriam first appears in Exod 2 as the unnamed older sister of Moses who watches over his basket in the Nile, and arranges the services of their own mother as Moses’ wet-nurse.
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
1. Sister of Moses and Aaron, prophetess and influential member of the Exodus leadership. As the only known daughter of Amram and Jochebed, Miriam was probably the sister who stood watch over the ark of bulrushes which bore the fugitive baby Moses on the Nile (Ex. 2:4). Her quick thinking upon the discovery
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Miriam
Miriam (mihr´ee-uhm), the daughter of Amram and Jochebed and sister of Moses and Aaron (Num. 26:59; 1 Chron. 6:3). She is first mentioned when the infant Moses is placed in a basket on the Nile and his sister (not named) watches from a distance; when the baby is discovered by Pharaoh’s daughter, the
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
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Amram Father
Jochebed Mother
Moses Brother
Aaron Brother
Eleazar Nephew
Levi Grandfather
Ithamar Nephew
Korah Cousin
Nadab Nephew
Abihu Nephew
Merari Uncle
Kohath Grandfather
Kohath Uncle
Gershon Uncle
Amram Cousin
Gershom Nephew
Kish Cousin
Uzziel Cousin
Uzziel Uncle
Mishael Cousin
Elizaphan Cousin
Izhar Cousin
Izhar Uncle
Shimei Cousin
Mahli Cousin
Libni Cousin
Hebron Cousin
Hebron Uncle
Eliezer Nephew
Mushi Cousin
Micah Cousin
Shelomith Cousin
Zichri Cousin
Amariah Cousin
Amminadab Cousin
Amminadab Uncle
Nepheg Cousin
Jeriah Cousin
Jahaziel Cousin
Isshiah Cousin
Jekameam Cousin
Sithri Cousin
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