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Miriam

[mir-ee-uh m] /ˈmɪr i əm/
noun
1.
the sister of Moses and Aaron. Num. 26:59.
2.
a female given name, form of Mary.
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Miriam

/ˈmɪrɪəm/
noun
1.
(Old Testament) the sister of Moses and Aaron. (Numbers 12:1–15) Douay name Mary
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Word Origin and History for Miriam
Miriam
fem. proper name, biblical sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. xv.20), from Heb. Miryam (see Mary).
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Miriam in the Bible

their rebellion. (1.) The sister of Moses and Aaron (Ex. 2:4-10; 1 Chr. 6:3). Her name is prominent in the history of the Exodus. She is called "the prophetess" (Ex. 15:20). She took the lead in the song of triumph after the passage of the Red Sea. She died at Kadesh during the second encampment at that place, toward the close of the wanderings in the wilderness, and was buried there (Num. 20:1). (See AARON ØT0000002; MOSES.) (2.) 1 Chr. 4:17, one of the descendants of Judah.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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