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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.
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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
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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.
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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
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