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Zipporah
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Zipporah, Daughter of Jethro
Zipporah, Daughter of Jethro (צִפֹּרָה‎, tsipporah). Midianite wife of Moses. Daughter of Jethro. Mother of Gershom and Eliezer (Exod 2:21; 4:25; 18:2).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Zipporah (Person)
ZIPPORAH (PERSON) [Heb ṣippōrâ (צִפֹּרָה)]. The Midianite woman who emerges briefly from the shadows of her father (Reuel/Jethro) and husband (Moses) to act as savior in a mysterious and dangerous situation (Exod 4:24–26). Exod 2:16–22 present Zipporah as the daughter of the Midianite priest Reuel
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Zipporah
Zipporah. Wife of Moses and mother of his sons Gershom and Eliezer (Ex 2:21). Though she is listed as the daughter of Reuel (Ex 2:18), Reuel was probably the father of Hobab (Nm 10:29; also called Jethro, Ex 3:1; 4:18; etc.), who in turn was the father of Zipporah. Zipporah circumcised Gershom to prevent
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Zipporah
Zipporah zi-pôrʹə, zipʹə-rə [Heb. ṣippōrâ—‘sparrow’ or ‘swallow’]. Daughter of Reuel/Jethro the priest of Midian; Moses’ wife (Ex. 2:21). The Midianites were descendants of Abraham by Keturah (Gen. 25:1f.). They lived in Sinai and northern Arabia in the area around the Gulf of Aqabah. Moses met
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Zipporah
ZIPPORAH Wife of Moses and mother of his sons Gershom and Eliezer (Ex 2:21). Though she is listed as the daughter of Reuel (v 18), Reuel was probably the father of Hobab (Nm 10:29; also called Jethro, Ex 3:1; 4:18), who in turn was the father of Zipporah. Zipporah circumcised Gershom to prevent Moses’
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Zipporah
Zipporah (zi-por´uh), the wife of Moses and the mother of Gershom and Eliezer. She was one of the seven daughters of Reuel, priest of Midian (also known as Jethro). Zipporah appears in three narratives. In the first (Exod. 2:16–22), the daughters of Reuel were drawing water for their sheep, when shepherds
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Zipporah
ZIPPORAH. One of the seven daughters of Jethro, priest of Midian; the wife of Moses and mother of his sons, Gershom and Eliezer (Ex 2:16, 21–22; 18:2–4). When God’s displeasure was upon Moses because of his neglect to circumcise his younger son as the divinely ordained sign of the covenant, Zipporah
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Zipporah
ZIPPORAH. Daughter of Jethro priest of Midian and wife of *Moses. She apparently opposed the circumcision of their second son Gershom, but felt compelled to perform the duty herself when Moses’ life was endangered because of its omission (Ex. 4:24–26).M. A. MacLeod
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Zipporah
Zipporah (Heb. ṣippōrâ)Wife of Moses and daughter of a Midianite priest, Reuel/Jethro (Exod. 2:16–22). Zipporah gave birth to two sons, Gershom and Eliezer.Zipporah’s most important role comes in the mysterious account of a threat to Moses’ life in Exod. 4:24–26, in which she is responsible for saving
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Zipporah
Zipporah (zĭ pôrˊə) (Heb. ṣippōrâ “swallow”). One of the seven daughters of Jethro (Reuel), a Midianite priest, who gave her as wife to Moses following the Israelite’s escape from Egypt (Exod. 2:15–21). Zipporah became the mother of Gershom (v. 22) and Eliezer (18:3–4).When Moses returned to
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Zipporah
ZIPPORAH The Midianite daughter of Reuel (Jethro) who became the wife of Moses. She was the mother of Moses’s two sons Gershom and Eliezer. Once when Moses’s life was in danger because he had failed to circumcise one of their sons, she performed the circumcision herself (Exod 4:24–26). Zipporah remained
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Zipporah
Zip´porah, or Zippo´rah, daughter of Reuel or Jethro, the priest of Midian, wife of Moses and mother of his two sons Gershom and Eliezer. Ex. 2:21; 4:25; 18:2, comp. 6. (b.c. 1530.) The only incident recorded in her life is that of the circumcision of Gershom. Ex. 4:24–26.
See also
Relatives
Jethro Father
Amram Father-In-Law
Jochebed Mother-In-Law
Hobab Brother
Moses Husband
Gershom Son
Jonathan Grandson
Shebuel Grandson