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Book and Chapter: Verse(s)
Moses in the bulrushes. While Moses in his basket floats on the river, Miriam watches from a hiding place to see that the baby is safe (Exodus 2:4). Miriam sees the Pharaoh's daughter take Moses. She offers to find a Hebrew woman (having in mind their own mother) to take care of Moses for Pharoah's daughter until he is older (Ex. 2:7-9).
Miriam's victory song. Miriam led the women of Israel in a song and dance of celebration after the Pharaoh's men were drowned in the Red Sea (Ex. 15:20-21).
Miriam complains about Moses' choice of a wife from another tribe, and then speaks out that Moses does not have a monopoly on conversations with God. Then she is stricken with tzaaris, or leprosy (Num. 12:10). When Aaron pleads on her behalf, she is cured (Num. 12:11).
Miriam dies in the desert before the people reach the Promised Land.
Miriam, with her brothers Moses and Aaron, is named as one of the leaders of the exodus.
In Jewish midrash (post-biblical interpretations and embellishments of stories in Hebrew Scripture), Miriam is said to be the ancestor of other creative geniuses in Israel's history: Bezalel, the architect of the mishkan (the portable sanctuary used in the desert) (Ex. 31:1-3) and King David.
According to Jewish tradition, because of Miriam's righteousness, a well followed the people through the desert throughout their wanderings, and that well remained with them until the day of Miriam's death.
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