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Zipporah

[zi-pawr-uh, -pohr-uh, zip-er-uh] /zɪˈpɔr ə, -ˈpoʊr ə, ˈzɪp ər ə/
noun
1.
the daughter of Jethro and the wife of Moses. Ex. 2:21.
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  • Moses accepted the home offered him, and in time married Zipporah, one of Jethro's daughters.

    The Adopted Son J. H. Willard
  • A holy woman of the Bible was called by this name, Zipporah,61 the wife of Moses.

    Debts of Honor Maurus Jkai
  • They had taken some offence respecting Zipporah, his wife, who is called the Ethiopian woman.

  • So Moses made his home with the man; and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah to be his wife.

    The Children's Bible Henry A. Sherman
  • It has been already remarked that Zipporah furnishes an instructive and interesting type of the Church.

    Notes on the book of Exodus C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
  • If so, he discerned his transgression when trouble awoke his conscience; and so did his wife Zipporah.

  • A kind priest by the name of Jethro received him in his house and gave him one of his seven daughters, Zipporah, as his wife.

    Ancient Man Hendrik Willem van Loon
  • It may be noticed, here, that the unworthy manner in which Zipporah performed the rite, did not make it invalid.

    Bertha and Her Baptism Nehemiah Adams
  • In some way, not apparent to us, this illness was connected by Zipporah with the fact that her son had not been circumcised.

    Bible Studies Joseph M. Wheeler
  • The present contention began about Zipporah, but it ended in Moses himself.

Zipporah in the Bible

a female bird. Reuel's daughter, who became the wife of Moses (Ex. 2:21). In consequence of the event recorded in Ex. 4:24-26, she and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, when so far on the way with Moses toward Egypt, were sent back by him to her own kinsfolk, the Midianites, with whom they sojourned till Moses afterwards joined them (18:2-6).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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