I came across a free e-book today from the very talented Jen Wilken, also entitled "Women of the Word" - and knew I needed to share it here on the first WOW Wednesday! This e-book is currently sold on Amazon for $10!
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Woman of the Week:
Origin of Her Name: The name Miriam is Hebrew, believed to have possibly originated in Egypt. It can be interpreted in a couple of ways, some say it means "sea of sorrow", while others believe it means "rebellion" or "wished-for child".
Where She Can Be Found in the Bible: She first appears in the book of Exodus.
Family Tree: Daughter of Amram and Jochebed, and the sister of Moses and Aaron.
What Makes Her Special: She was a prophetess and poetess, the sister of Moses and Aaron. In later life she was a jealous sister and spoke openly against Moses in the wilderness.
What was Happening in History During Her Lifetime: The Pharoah of Egypt had commanded that all male babies be drowned in the Nile. Moses' mother put him in a bed, floating down the stream knowing that the Princess would most likely find him. Miriam was a crucial part of keeping Moses as a part of her own family awhile longer by offering up her mother as a nursemaid.
Books and Movies Depicting Her Life:
The movies are more about her little brother, Moses, but these movies include her as well:
Want to Learn More?
- Bibles study of Miriam on Bible.org
- Character study on BibleWise
- Sermons about Mariam
- Bible Gateway's profile on Mariam