Miriam (Treasures of the Nile, #2) by Mesu AndrewsThe Hebrews call me prophetess, the Egyptians a seer.
But I am neither. I am simply a watcher of Israel
and the messenger of El Shaddai.
When He speaks to me in dreams, I interpret. When He whispers a melody, I sing.
At eighty-six, Miriam had devoted her entire life to loving El Shaddai and serving His people as both midwife and messenger. Yet when her brother Moses returns to Egypt from exile, he brings a disruptive message. God has a new name – Yahweh – and has declared a radical deliverance for the Israelites.
Miriam and her beloved family face an impossible choice: cling to familiar bondage or embrace uncharted freedom at an unimaginable cost. Even if the Hebrews survive the plagues set to turn the Nile to blood and unleash a maelstrom of frogs and locusts, can they weather the resulting fury of the Pharaoh?
Enter an exotic land where a cruel Pharaoh reigns, pagan priests wield black arts, and the Israelites cry out to a God they only think they know.
Meet Miriam: Moses' Sister and Prophetess During the Exodus
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She was a prophetess and first appears in the Book of Exodus. The Torah refers to her as "Miriam the Prophetess"  and the Talmud  names her as one of the seven major female prophets of Israel. Scripture describes her alongside of Moses and Aaron as delivering the Jews from exile in Egypt: "For I brought you up out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam". Miriam was the daughter of Amram , the leader of the Israelites in ancient Egypt, and of Jochebed ; she was the sister of Aaron and Moses. The narrative of Moses' infancy in the Torah describes an unnamed sister of Moses observing him being placed in the Nile Ex ; she is traditionally identified as Miriam. In the biblical narrative of The Exodus , Miriam is described as a "prophetess" when she leads the Israelites in the Song of the Sea after Pharoah's army is destroyed at the Sea of Reeds. Regarding the death of Miriam, the Torah states, "The entire congregation of the children of Israel arrived at the desert of Tzin in the first month, and the people settled in Kadesh.
The Torah explicitly asserts that Miriam was a prophet Exodus Has He not spoken through us as well? In post-biblical times, when the majority of the Rabbis asserted that Moses wrote every word in the Torah, the rabbis downplay the prophecy of Miriam. But there were always some Rabbis who maintained that the revealing and writing of Torah was a much more complex process than Akiba and his followers believed. Although we cannot know for sure, we can inquire about when and what did God speak through Miriam? One could say Miriam was inspired to write down the oral family narrative that had been transmitted over the generations from the birth of Abraham Genesis through the death of Joseph Genesis during the many years when Moses was in Midian.
Miriam (מִרְיָם Mir-yām) is described in the Hebrew Bible as the daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the sister of Moses and Aaron. She was a prophetess and first appears in the Book of Exodus.
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Women in the Bible
Moses' sister, Miriam, accompanied her younger brother when he led the Hebrew people in their escape from slavery in Egypt. Her name in Hebrew means "bitterness. Although her jealously later in life led to disaster, Miriam's quick wit as a young girl helped change the course of Israel's history by protecting its greatest spiritual leader. Do you stop to consider the motives of your own heart before critiquing someone else? Miriam first appears in the Bible in Exodus , as she watches her baby brother float down the Nile River in a pitch-covered basket so he would escape Pharaoh's order to kill all male Jewish infants. Miriam boldly approached Pharaoh's daughter, who found the baby, and offered her own mother—Moses' mother too—as a nurse for Moses. Miriam was not mentioned again until after the Hebrews had crossed the Red Sea.
Exodus They were getting too powerful. He decided to limit the Hebrew population by ordering midwives to kill all male babies born to Hebrew women — by drowning them. Two of the Hebrew midwives were woman called Shiprah and Puah. When questioned, they said that the Hebrew women were vigorous and strong and gave birth before a mid-wife had time to arrive. He responded by ordering that all male babies be thrown into the Nile river.