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Shiphrah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
Shiphrah (שִׁפְרָה‎, shiphrah; צִפּרָה‎, tsipprah). One of the Hebrew midwives whom Pharaoh ordered to kill male babies as they were delivered (Exod 1:15). She and Puah, the other midwife, “feared God” and refused to comply.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah (Person)
SHIPHRAH (PERSON) [Heb šiprâ (שִׁפְרָה)]. One of the midwives of the Hebrews in Egypt (Exod 1:15). She and her partner Puah were ordered by the Pharaoh to kill all Israelite boys as soon as they were born. Though no reason is given to justify the king’s expecting the midwives to do so, perhaps the
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Shiphrah
Shiphrah. One of two Hebrew midwives who refused to kill Hebrew male infants at Pharaoh’s command (Ex 1:15).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Shiphrah
Shiphrah shifʹrə [Heb. šip̱râ—‘beauty’]. One of the two Hebrew midwives who were commanded by Pharaoh to kill all newborn Hebrew male children.See B. S. Childs, Book of Exodus (OTL, 1974), p. 20 n 15.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
SHIPHRAH One of two Hebrew midwives who refused to kill Hebrew male infants at Pharaoh’s command (Ex 1:15).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Shiphrah
Shiphrah (shif´ruh), a woman who was one of two midwives approached by Pharaoh to carry out his plan to destroy all Israelite boys when they were born (Exod. 1:15–16). But because Shiphrah and Puah (the other midwife) feared God, they allowed the babies to live. Summoned by Pharaoh to explain why so
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Shiphrah
SHIPHRAH. One of the two Heb. midwives who, fearing God, defied the order of the king of Egypt to put to death the male children of the Hebrews and saved them alive (Ex 1:15).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Shiphrah
Shiphrah (Heb. šip̱râ; Egyp. Šp-ra)One of two Hebrew midwives commanded by Pharaoh to kill all male children born to the Israelites (Exod. 1:15–16).
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
Shiphrah [shĭfˊrə] (Heb. šip̱râ “beauty”; Egyp. Šp-ra). One of two Hebrew midwives commanded by Pharaoh to kill all male children born to the Israelites (Exod. 1:15–16).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
SHIPHRAH One of the two Hebrew midwives mentioned in Exod 1:15–20. She was commanded, with Puah, to slay all Israelite boys at the time of their birth. They were to permit the birth of girls. The two refused to obey out of fear of the Lord, and God showed favor to them for their faith (Exod 1:21).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
Shiph´rah (brightness), Ex. 1:15, the name of one of the two midwives of the Hebrews who disobeyed the command of Pharaoh to kill the male children. vs. 15–21. (b.c. 1570.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Shiphrah
SHIPH´RAH (shifʹra; “splendor, beauty”). The name of one of the two midwives of the Hebrews who disobeyed the command of Pharaoh to kill the male children (Ex. 1:15–21). See Puah.
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