What the scriptures say about
MIRIAM
Sister of Aaron and Moses (of Levi) | A descendant of Judah
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  Exodus 15:20-21   |   Numbers 12:1 ff   |   Numbers 20:1 (died)   |   Numbers 26:59   |   Deuteronomy 24:9   |   Micah 6:4  


MIRIAM [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

Their rebellion.

# 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 .)

# 1 Chronicles 4:17, one of the descendants of Judah.


MIRIAM [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

(rebellion), the sister of Moses, was the eldest of that sacred family; and she first appears, probably as a young girl, watching her infant brotherís 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 12:1,2) and for this was attacked with leprosy. This stroke and its removal, which took place at Hazeroth, form the last public event of Miriamís 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.)


MIRIAM [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

mir'-i-am (miryam; Septuagint and the New Testament Mariam; English Versions of the Bible of the New Testament "Mary"):

(1) Daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and sister of Aaron and Moses. It is probable that it was she who watched the ark of bulrushes in which the child Moses was laid (Exodus 2:4). She associated herself with her brothers in the exodus, is called "the prophetess," and led the choir of maidens who sang the triumph-song after the crossing of the Red Sea (Exodus 15:20 f). Along with Aaron, she opposed Moses at Hazeroth (Numbers 12:1-5). She was smitten with leprosy in punishment, but on Aaron's intercession was pardoned and healed (Numbers 12:10-15). She died and was buried at Kadesh (Numbers 20:1). In the Deuteronomic Law respecting leprosy, Miriam is mentioned as a warning to the Israelites (Deuteronomy 24:8 f). In Micah 6:4, she is referred to along with Moses and Aaron as a leader of God's people.

(2) Son (or daughter) of Jether (1 Chronicles 4:17). The latter half of the verse is in its present situation unintelligible; it should probably follow verse 18 (see Curtis, Chronicles, in the place cited.).

John A. Lees


MIRIAM [Thompson Chain Reference]
    * (sister of Moses)
    * Exodus 2:4
    * Exodus 15:20
    * Numbers 12:1
    * Numbers 12:10
    * Numbers 12:15
    * Numbers 20:1
    * Deuteronomy 24:9
    * Micah 6:4
    * "The Ambitious Woman"
          o Characteristics of
                + Alert in youth
                      # Exodus 2:7
                + Vigorous and musical in later years
                      # Exodus 15:21
                + Ambitious
                      # Numbers 12:1
                      # Numbers 12:2
                + Regarded as a leader in Israel
                      # Micah 6:4

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