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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Miriam

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Miriam (mĭr'i-am), rebellion. 1. The daughter of Amram, and the sister of Moses and Aaron, 1 Chronicles 6:3, appointed to watch the ark of bulrushes in which her infant brother was laid among the flags of the river. She was there when Pharaoh's daughter came down and discovered it, and proposed to go for a nurse. She immediately called her mother as the nurse, and the infant was placed under her care. Exodus 2:4-10. After the passage of the Red Sea, she led the choir of the women of Israel in the sublime song of deliverance, Exodus 15:20, but afterward, having joined Aaron in murmuring against Moses, she was smitten with leprosy, and restored only in answer to the prayers of Moses. Numbers 12:1-15. She died and was buried at Kadesh. Numbers 20:1. 2. A descendant of Judah. 1 Chronicles 4:17.

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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Miriam'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/rpd/m/miriam.html. 1893.

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