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Exodus 4:25; Exodus 18:2; Exodus 18:6). (See MOSES.) The Cushite wife mentioned in Numbers 12 as the object of Miriam's jealousy can hardly have been Zipporah who was then long before married to Moses, but probably a second wife taken after Zipporah's death. Josephus (Ant. 2:10, Section 2.) makes him marry at Meroe one Ethiopian princess. Zipporah as a Midianitess had delayed the circumcision of her son; her perversity well nigh brought divine vengeance on Moses. With reluctance and anger she circumcised him, exclaiming, "A bloody husband art thou to me because of the circumcision," which binds thee to me afresh.

Song of Solomon 1:4, etc.)


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Fausset, Andrew R. Entry for 'Zipporah'. Fausset's Bible Dictionary. 1949.

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