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Zipporah

Meaning: a female bird.

Reuel's daughter, who became the wife of Moses (Ex. 2:21).

As a result of the event recorded in Exodus 4:24-26, she and her two sons, Gershom and Eliezer, when so far on the way with Moses toward Egypt, were sent back by him to her own kinsfolk, the Midianites, with whom they sojourned till Moses afterwards joined them (18:2-6).

Author: Matthew G. Easton, edited by Paul S. Taylor.