The sister of Moses and Aaron ( Exodus 2:4-10 ; 1 Chronicles 6:3 ). Her name is prominent in the history of the Exodus. She is called "the prophetess" ( Exodus 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 ( Numbers 20:1 ). (See AARON; MOSES .)
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible [H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Miriam". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .