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Miriam

Miriam [N] [E] [H]

(rebellion ), the sister of Moses, was the eldest of that sacred family; and she first appears, probably as a young girl, watching her infant brothers cradle in the Nile, ( Exodus 2:4 ) and suggesting her mother as a nurse. ver. 7. After the crossing of the Red Sea "Miriam the prophetess" is her acknowledged title. ch. ( Exodus 15:20 ) The prophetic power showed itself in her under the same form as that which it assumed in the days of Samuel and David, --poetry, accompanied with music and processions. ch. ( Exodus 15:1-19 ) She took the lead, with Aaron, in the complaint against Moses for his marriage with a Cushite, ( Numbers 12:1 Numbers 12:2 ) and for this was attacked with leprosy. This stroke and its removal, which took place at Hazeroth, form the last public event of Miriams life. ch. ( Numbers 12:1-15 ) She died toward the close of the wanderings at Kadesh, and was buried there. ch. ( Numbers 20:1 ) (B.C. about 1452.)


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Miriam'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.