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(zihp poh' ruh) Personal name meaning, “small bird” or “sparrow.” Moses' first wife (some believe the woman named in Numbers 12:1 may be a reference to Zipporah, too) and mother of his children, Gershom and Eliezer ( Exodus 2:21-22; Exodus 18:4 ). She was one of the daughters of Reuel, a priest of Midian. She saved Moses' life when the Lord sought to kill him by circumcising Gershom (Exodus 4:24-25 ). It appears that Zipporah stayed with her father until Moses had led the people out of Egypt (Exodus 18:2-6 ).

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zipporah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​hbd/​z/zipporah.html. 1991.
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